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KEVIN HARRINGTON
MADE BY KEV J H
WOODWORK BOXES VESSELS PANELS OBJECTS MADE FROM LOCAL DOWNED TREES AND THINGS FOUND ON THE GROUND
ALL WORK SIGNED "KEV J H" & DATED

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MOST ALL OF THE WOOD I USE IN MY WORK IS CUT BY ME IN MY SHOP. THE WOOD IS SNATCHED FROM THE CURBSIDE BEFORE THE GARBAGEMAN HAULS IT OFF TO THE LANDFILL. THIS IS THE FIRST PART, THE DISCOVERING. THE HARDWOOD AROUND MY AREA IS DIVERSE. MOSTLY OAKS, HICKORY & PECAN, ELMS, GUM, SYCAMORE, RED BUD, MAGNOLIA, LESSER KNOWN SPECIES, ETC...ETC...

USING ALL THE TOOLS OF A MODERN SMALL-TIME WOOD-BUTCHER'S SHOP THE LOGS ARE TURNED INTO CUT AND STACKED BOARDS AND GIVEN ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO DRY. THIS IS THE SECOND PHASE OF DISCOVERY. WHAT GREAT SURPRISE THE WOOD MIGHT CONTAIN. FIGURE, BURL, COLOR, "OH BOY, A NAIL!"

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THE RECURRING ITEM I CREATE IS THE BOX, THE VESSEL, THE CONTAINER. JUST LIFT THE TOP, AND THERE IS ITS FUNCTIONAL COMPARTMENT. TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL. "WHAT DO YOU PUT IN IT?", I DON'T PUT ANYTHING IN IT, BECAUSE I WANT IT TO BE YOURS, AND YOU CAN PUT ANYTHING YOU WANT IN IT. I SUPPLY NO OWNERS MANUEL WHAT-SO-EVER. WHATEVER THEY CONTAIN, THEY REMAIN EASY ON THE EYES. YOU MIGHT LOOK INSIDE OVER AND OVER EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVEN'T PUT ANYTHING INSIDE. YOUR FRIENDS SURELY WILL.


QUALITY IS FOREMOST IN THE FINISHED PIECE. SOMEWHAT SMOOTH TO THE FINGERS, MY FINISHES ARE SUBTLE, AND NOT OVERLY GLOSSY. THE WOOD ITSELF SOMETIMES DOES MOST OF THE ARTISTIC WORK.

ARTS AND CRAFT, PRAIRIE STYLE, CONTEMPORARY, EAST MEETS WEST UPTOWN & SKIPS OUT ON THE BILL, CUBIST, ALL NATURAL, TOTTALY PRECONCEIVED, ARTY, ARTSY, STYIMY, SPANKEY, INSPIRED, RECYCLED, UPCYCLED, "...DEAD TREE MAKES LAST STAND!" CLEAN DESIGN, CRAFT SHOW, ASIAN INSPIRED WOODWORK, TRAVELING WOODWORKER AT ART SHOW, WORK SIGNED KEV J H.



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