Visitors to GO open studios nominated ten artists for inclusion in a group exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, opening on December 1, 2012. Museum curators visited the studios of these artists to curate a focused exhibition from the work they saw. The featured artists (those selected from the nominees by the curators) were announced on November 15.
- Elevator / Ground Floor: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Child-Friendly Art: Yes
- Pet-Friendly Building: No
- Strollers Welcome: Yes
My workspace is in the basement of my house (down a narrow staircase) and in the garage.
I am a woodcarver whose goal is to create complex forms as elegantly as I can. Each piece was originally a tree from the streets of Brooklyn, carved by hand from logs up to 36" in diameter. My background is in mathematics; look closely and you'll see the symmetry and geometry. I start with a simple clay or wire model, a guide in the initial rough carving, and discard it as soon as I can "see" the emerging sculpture. Then it's all freestyle. I'm outdoors for 3 seasons, indoors in the winter for finishing and pedestal building.