"Simulacra" by Molly Winton

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 Simulacra  by Molly Winton
800.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 16:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Molly Winton, Washington, United States
Camphor burl, copper
6.5" x 6" 16.5cm x 15.25cm

Artist's statement: "Simulacra (A slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance; an effigy, image or representation.)
Ceremonial masks have been worn within cultures since before recorded history. They represent the sacred or divine, warrior fortitude, hunting acumen, healing prowess, humor, and many other human and spiritual conditions. Masks were used in ceremonies to call on divine support, provide power to the wearer, tell stories, and evoke emotions. Inspired by multiple cultural masks, but not representative of any one culture, this piece was created to honor this human tradition."

About the artist: Molly Winton has been turning wood since 1998, and delving into various surface enhancement techniques, since 2003. She has a strong commitment to form, and believes this is essential above all else. Teaching and sharing turning and enhancement techniques is also a passion, and when her busy family life allows, she travels to woodturning clubs and symposiums to share her work. Inspirations for enhancements have been derived from an interest in Native American art, as well as primitive, prehistoric, cave art. Her work has been a part of exhibits and sold around the world, featured in national and international periodicals, and is available through various galleries.