Derrick Te Paske

Turned and Carved Wood (Primarily)
Art In & Out at the Villa

22 Burnham Road
West Newton MA 02465

Artist Contact Info:
(617) 861-7728
Artist Profile

During my 32 years as a university media professor, I was primarily concerned with theoretical principles and digital production/reproduction methods. In purposeful contrast, my art has always involved wood and other common tangible materials, employs tools and processes which are decidedly low tech, and results in unique and very physical objects.

During the past decade, my work was shown widely throughout New England. In 2021, I participated in twelve exhibitions, ranging from my local Belmont Gallery of Art, to the national Real or Imagined show at the Attleboro Art Museum, to two Biennials at the Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA). My work has been published three times in American Woodturner and twice in ARTBEAT. I am represented in 500 Wood Bowls (Lark Press), the art collection of Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the permanent collection of the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA). An Associate member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, I also currently serve on the Board of the New England Sculptors Association.

By now, my work has come to explore the boundaries between being and meaning. Some pieces simply “are what they are.” Others suggest a narrative, or invite dialogue with viewers. As a thumbnail artist’s statement, “I have always been interested in classical forms, the ancient, the so-called primitive, and the strange.”
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