Towers by Dewey Garrett

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Towers by Dewey Garrett
1,300.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 15:56UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Dewey Garrett
Prescott, Arizona

Jatoba, mun ebony
8” x 8” x 8”

Multiple threaded tube boxes on a grid base can be rearranged in an almost infinite number of combinations.

Artist’s Note
Ornamental turning is all about patterns. This work explores both traditional decorations and non-geometric patterns like mazes, jigsaws, images, text, and fractals.

The towers are made of sections threaded on each end so that each tower can be assembled in many ways.
Each section was first hand-turned and then threaded and decorated on my home-built, computer-driven ornamental turning machine. The patterns are developed with software that I create to cut patterns on the sides, tops, and bottoms of the pieces. The base is made of 57 one-inch squares of varying height, 16 of the squares have female thread for placing the towers. There are 59 box sections and 16 top pieces, each engraved with a different pattern.

I am interested in the transformation and contrasts discovered through woodturning. The process of converting a featureless block of wood into a graceful, symmetrical form is always fascinating and full of surprises. While working at the lathe, all the details and color of the object are integrated into a spinning blur that reveals only its outline. At rest, the same object can disclose complex details and dramatic coloring while possessing an entirely different sense of motion.

About Dewey Garrett
Educated in engineering, Dewey Garrett took up the wood lathe in order to develop general woodworking skills for cabinetry and furniture. He found the process so stimulating and challenging that wood-turning has become a dedicated creative pursuit. He is a self-taught turner, and makes and modifies his tools to create unique turnings. His work is an ongoing exploration of the structure of forms constrained by the symmetry and simplicity of a lathe.

Learn more: www.deweygarrett.com