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'It Satisfied My Soul' - A series

The Soul Series represents a body of work that contains the elements of ‘making’ that I find immensely satisfying. An idea begins as a sketch and takes physical form when my pattern is drawn on the turning. This is a methodical process. I work each leaf pattern so that it matches or compliments its adjacent partner. Pyro-engraving comes next as my pattern becomes permanent. First the outline then the texture. Negative space or piercing may be used in some pieces, to create a new pattern, or mimic an existing one on the piece. Color is added….or not. Gold or silver leaf in an area suggests a little brightness. What originally drew me to woodturning was the immediacy and near instant gratification. Now I find the slow, deliberate, methodical work wonderfully meditative. It feeds my soul and I am at peace.