Wave Theory III by Joshua Salesin

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Wave Theory III by Joshua Salesin
1,500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 16:09UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Joshua Salesin
Santa Cruz, California

Wave Theory III
Cocobolo, oil, wax
1” x 7.5” x 4.75”

“Wave Theory III” represents an intersection of nature-made and handmade ornamental patterns together in an arrangement of unpredictable visual interactions.

Theme Statement
“I began turning wood fascinated by nature's patterns, especially the bounty of beautiful colors and grain inside wood. Today I'm fascinated by the gamut of beautiful patterns from ornamental turning techniques. Wave Theory III represents an intersection of both the nature-made and the handmade patterns together in an arrangement of unpredictable visual interactions. Add the interplay of light and surface reflection and another dimension emanates. Underneath, inside and all around, the piece radiates a history of time, space and energy.”

Artist's Statement
“Much of the enjoyment of what I do comes from combining traditional turning techniques that date back hundreds of years with the challenge of producing unique, engaging and beautiful contemporary designs. I utilize an ornamental lathe that is more than 175 years old with only a few updates to the cutters and lathe spindle drive (although there are still times I prefer to treadle or hand operate it instead). For additional capabilities, I also use a rosette lathe, a method of turning that dates back more than 500 years. Together, the possibilities are endless! My fascination with merging the organic and the industrial, the natural and the machine-made feeds my passion for woodturning.

From day one, the wood I use has come from second-hand or recycled sources—a product of the urban forest we live in, salvaged from tree trimmers, and saved from the wood chipper, fireplace or landfill. Since the materials for successful ornamental turning require dense, tight-grained timber usually not found locally, I seek out sources of offcuts or rejects from instrument and furniture makers. I'm always exploring more conscious and sustainable options for my materials. Efforts are made to ensure that any purchased wood is from sustainable, environmentally managed sources. Every scrap of material I work with, no matter how small, is saved and utilized in future projects. Nothing is wasted or burned and the shavings are recycled into my community's "green waste" program.”

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Learn More: www.joshuasalesin.com