Ulf Jansson | Loosen up and relax, 2020

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Ulf Jansson | Loosen up and relax, 2020
750.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 17 @ 20:08UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Ulf Jansson | Alvesta, Sweden
Loosen up and relax, 2020
Birch, ebony, leather
5.1 x 3.7 inches | 13 x 9.5 cm

Life is great and turning wood adsd happiness. The bowl "Loosen up and relax" is my description of having reached a flow state, feeling the harmony and control to master difficulties to reach the refined and delicate. The slow drying egg-oil-tempera emphasize that time does not exist in the flow state.

Understanding the tools and the properties of wood are vital parts of the never ending spiral of creative woodturning. My mantra is "where skill ends sandpaper starts."

Another thing that is on my mind is that a bowl never breaks on the first cut it is always on the last I turn using mostly local, dry wood, most of the time birch. Less is more. Simple forms in combination with delicate turning is happiness for the soul. My woodturning and woodturning philosophy is a source for around the world. In 2017 I was Artist in Residence in Japan.

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Categories: Sculpture, Woodturning, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art