Rapture, by Stephen Hatcher

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:150.00 USD
Rapture, by Stephen Hatcher
300.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD. Auction date was 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #70
Bigleaf maple, zircote, wood fiber veneer, paua shell, epoxy, lacquer
5.5" x 10" x 3.7"

Stephen Hatcher
Washington, United States

Stephen Hatcher showed an aptitude for realistic drawing at an early age. Upon finishing high school he earned income painting murals in homes. Though art has held a lifetime interest for Stephen, several years at the University of Washington led to degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. During his 20-year career as an electronics entrepreneur Stephen developed numerous cutting-edge devices for the wireless communications industry. Retiring from this field, Stephen turned his focus to woodturning and stone carving. Combining these techniques led to his unique style of artwork.

"For many years I have been an avid mountaineer in the Pacific Northwest. Passing through gnarled trees on an approach, finding holds in crystalline rock, and being immersed in the constantly changing weather were awe-inspiring experiences. In 1998, seeking relief from the pressures of my electronics career, I first tried woodturning and stone carving. These disparate materials were soon merged as I developed techniques to create imagery from my mountaineering experiences in woodturned objects using mineral crystal inlay. An interest in the Orient influenced the designs as my technical skills developed. More recently a series of National Park Artist Residencies have profoundly influenced my style. I strive to conceive and create pieces that reach out and connect with others - works to stir the viewer’s memory and evoke a moment in time."