Patterns by John Mydock

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Patterns by John Mydock
550.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 15:53UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
John Mydock
Pahoa, Hawai’i

Mango, purpleheart, oil
6" x 8"

Theme Statement
I am fascinated by the many patterns of Nature in Hawaii. These patterns become thoughts that I manifest into images using the age-old art of pyrography. These creative thoughts morph into images that tell a story about our connection to all life. Fractal patterns flow outward in fine lines that shape-shift into birds, fish, plants and animals.
This vessel was turned from a mango tree that I planted in my orchard 17 years ago: it is an offering of gratitude, sharing the Aloha Spirit.

Artist Statement
“Looking back at my body of work, I see three major influences. First, I have always enjoyed drawing and painting; I still carry a sketchbook to capture my thoughts and moments in time. Second, at the age of seven, I was introduced to the fine craft of boat building and furniture making by my godfather. His attention to detail has served as a beacon of inspiration to this day. Third, as a teenager I began painting and restoring motorcycles and old cars. This expanded into many years as a professional airbrush and pinstripe artist on custom motorcycles and antique cars.

The embellishing techniques I use are a reflection of a lifetime as an artist. I now draw with a pyrography pen; and the same finishing techniques that I previously used on boats, cars and motorcycles now appear on my vessels in the form of airbrushed transparent colors, pinstripes, and gilding."

About John Mydock
Award-winning artist Mydock has been featured in several woodturning magazines. His work is showcased in the US Department of State's Art in Embassy Program in both Switzerland and Australia. His work has been collected by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Honolulu Museum of Art, as well as numerous private and corporate collectors.

John Mydock serves as the President of the Big Island Woodturners Club.

Learn More: www.mydockstudio.com