Mark Golden

Turned Burl Wood

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Spring 2019 Exhibit Location #35

Pine Ridge Artists at St Paul's  
1135 Walnut St.
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I am a full time psychotherapist and part time craftsman.
I turn bowls on a lathe and work with mostly burl wood.Burls are those rounded tumor like growths that you see on many trees caused by irritation to the wood.
Because of the holes and imperfections in burl wood,they are not always functional. I think of my work as "wood sculpture in the shape of a bowl".
As I approach a new uncut piece of wood I am most excited by the prospect of revealing the unpredictable patterns exposed. The variations are infinite.

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