Trillium Sisters in Step (Bud Vases) by Linda VanGehuchten

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Trillium Sisters in Step (Bud Vases) by Linda VanGehuchten
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 #369
Trillium Sisters in Step (Bud Vases)
Pardillo, ash, Tecaform plastic
6" x 6" x 6"

Linda VanGehuchten
Pennsylvania, United States

"I am drawn to dancing figures, the lightness of their feet, their agility of movement, their quiet stance as they pause. Two bud vases, balanced on a tripod configuration, revealing their muscular limbs that support these “torsos”. The sisters seem to be hesitating, waiting for a flower to adorn then so they may start their dance."

"For this show, using the inside-out technique, I turned the three legs at once with a wave pattern, and then turn a rounded curve shape on the opposite. Joining the three at an angle and with a 3 sided smaller piece, joining them, and then turning them again on both sides brings out new shaped contours of the legs. See picturesThe holes in the plastic will hold the water to feed the bud, one clear to tell us when to fill it with water, and the black one for us to inquire when it needs water/nourishment. Since no glue sticks to these plastics, the rods are simply, screwed on to the base from below.I have been researching the inside-out method for most of my turnings since 2007.In 2009 I had a piece, “Serenity Wave” in the POP Spindle Show at the Alburqueque Symposium. Woodworking, woodturning and incorporating plastics in different forms have been super useful in my making furniture and now for this project."

Linda’s career in the woodturning business began in 1972 when a floor lamp that she turned was accepted into the Mint Biannual Exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973 majoring in crafts and specializing in furniture design and experimental materials.

She has owned several of her own woodworking shops in the United States and Venezuela designing and making custom furniture. She has also done a wide variety of woodworking and turning demonstrations and exhibitions in Spanish and English in Venezuela, Mexico, and the United States. Linda has also served as a juror for numerous festival and exhibitions such as the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, and the American Craft Council in the wood category. She recently could be found curating such shows as “From Sea to Odyssey,” “Put a Lid on It,” and “re-TURN to the Land of Oz” for the American Association of Woodturners. She has been a member of Turners Anonymous (affiliated to the American Association of Wood Turners), and was later elected to the board of the American Association of Woodturners.