Keith’s work originated with photography in 2002. Keith
discovered his interest in simple forms found in nature. He
used digital enhancement to isolate shapes and
accentuate contrast. He also developed a fascination with
fractals. But photography felt too flat and did not convey
the sensuality of the landscapes around him. So, after six
years of taking pictures, he discovered his true passion in
carving. By carving lines into wood, he could convey in 3D
exactly what he’d felt these images were saying.
In 2009, Keith found his voice in carving wood, a craft
which came naturally, as he has worked as a builder and a
landscaper for most of his adult life. He has been
influenced by the work of Ken Price, Jean Claude Gaugy,
and countless other artists.
Keith likes to work with “living” material. Wood, bone, and
antler all breathe and expand. Antler and bone are alive with
micro-organisms that still embody the spirit of the animal. In
the case of wood, the color and shape of the grain tells a story
about the tree’s life.
With some of his sculptures, Keith sees a shape prior to
carving that he believes to be a spirit. The end result is often a
surprise. The bone sculptures take on an anthropomorphic
quality and tell a narrative about life beyond the material world.
Sedna has been selected once again to appear in a juried show! This time it’s the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts in Medfield, Massachusetts. Juror Irena Roman, A.W.S. Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, has selected Sedna for their 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition.
Here is the link for more information: Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts
Copper, brass, and deer jawbone
10" wide, 10" long, 17" tall
Work in Other Galleries or Collections
10" wide, 17" tall
Azurite, Bone, Brass, Copper
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