Tropical Fish Bowl, 2017 | John Mydock, Hawaii and Michael Hosaluk, Canada

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Tropical Fish Bowl, 2017 | John Mydock, Hawaii and Michael Hosaluk, Canada
400.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 17:43UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Manitoba maple burl | 5 x 4 x 4 in/12.7 x 10.1 x 10.1 cm

Artist Statement:
This small Manitoba Maple Burl wooden bowl was turned by Michael Hosaluk at last year’s Symposium in Kansas City during one of his demonstrations. I walked into his room to watch his Magic Act... And he said; “Hey there’s John Mydock, let’s get him to come up here and do some of his fun pyrography on it!” This way Michael can continue showing the crowd some of his other embellishing techniques. So, I went right up front to his table of tools and used his favorite burning pen (#HD5M Razor Tip). Which is now my Favorite Burning Pen, too!

I finished burning this tropical fish bowl design by the end of his demo and the group enjoyed the added bonus. So Michael gave it to me, and I took it home and colored it using my colored pencils, finished it with spray lacquer, and added 3 Hawaiian Koa Wooden Legs to give it a more whimsical look, one that that creates an Internal Dialogue of Wonder. Yes, even I wondered what to do with it next?

Then I got an email from Phil McDonald inviting me to contribute a piece for the AAW Auction! Perfect! Another way to Pay it Forward in support of the AAW Membership. Double Wonderful/Spontaneous Creativity. Enjoy! Thank you for this opportunity to share.

About the Artist:
Award-winning artist John Mydock has been featured in several woodturning magazines. His work is showcased in the US Department of State's Art in Embassy Program in both Switzerland and Australia. His work has been collected by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Honolulu Museum of Art, as well as numerous private and corporate collectors.
“Looking back at my body of work, I see three major influences. First, I have always enjoyed drawing and painting; I still carry a sketchbook to capture my thoughts and moments in time. Second, at the age of seven, I was introduced to the fine craft of boat building and furniture making by my godfather. His attention to detail has served as a beacon of inspiration to this day. Third, as a teenager I began painting and restoring motorcycles and old cars. This expanded into many years as a professional airbrush and pinstripe artist on custom motorcycles and antique cars.
The embellishing techniques I use are a reflection of a lifetime as an artist. I now draw with a pyrography pen; and the same finishing techniques that I previously used on boats, cars and motorcycles now appear on my vessels in the form of airbrushed transparent colors, pinstripes, and gilding."