Stephen Hatcher | Scorched Earth

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Stephen Hatcher | Scorched Earth
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Stephen Hatcher
Olympia, Washington

Scorched Earth, 2016
Bigleaf maple burl, mineral crystal, acrylic resin, dye, acrylic paint, lacquer
4.15 x 4.15 x 4.15 inches | 10.5 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm

Climate change is a contentious topic.
My sincere belief, backed by direct observation, is that climate change is real but past any point of reversal. Scorched Earth depicts a future earth devoid of icecaps with a massive cyclone forming in the South Pacific. Over time, I’ve personally witnessed the effects of climate change in the Arctic, where they are much more evident than in the continental United States. These experiences came in part from being an Artist-in-Residence at Denali and Gates of the Arctic National Parks in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

A spherical box with a threaded connection of the two halves. Exterior surface is inlaid with Earths major continents and islands, then dyed, painted and lacquered. The interior is airbrush painted with acrylic colors.

About the Artist:
Stephen's emergence as an artist followed a circuitous path. He showed an aptitude for realistic drawing at a very early age and upon finishing high school he earned income painting murals in homes. Though expressing himself artistically in many mediums over the years, his first career was as an Electrical Engineer and Mathematician.

During a 25-year career as an electronics entrepreneur he developed numerous cutting-edge devices for the wireless communications industry. During these decades he was also an avid mountaineer in the Pacific Northwest and therein found inspiration both esthetically and spiritually. Upon retiring from engineering, he turned his focus to woodturning and stone carving. These disparate materials were merged as Stephen developed unique techniques that create imagery in woodturned objects using inlaid mineral crystals. An interest in Japanese art and Buddhist poetry influenced the designs as his technical skills developed.

In 2013 and 2014 respectively Stephen was an Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park, Alaska and Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Stephen teaches design, inlay, and finishing techniques at six renowned schools as well as demonstrating or lecturing at clubs and symposiums across the country and internationally. He resides on Oyster Bay in western Washington State with his wife Brenda, several pets, and a 1000 sq. ft. shop/studio. Stephen strives 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.

Learn more: www.stephenhatcher.com