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Saturday Art: Sitting on It!

Walnut bowl by Scott Deming

Sit on it or place your collectibles upon these magnificent pieces. Whether it is your bum or a favorite piece, it will certainly be noticed by the art on which it sits.

As most of you know, I have been on a mission to find and highlight some of our country’s artists and craftspeople. I feel that we cannot overlook the talent and use of today’s great works. We must hold our own up in this ever growing Global economy and their work is truly American Art.

Black walnut bench by Scott Deming

Today I’d like to introduce you to Scott Deming. He is self taught and I first caught a glimpse of his work at an Appalachian Art Show. His furniture is striking.  I had never before seen this type of bended wood type of illusion. Like those famous “Paris Chairs” from the 50’s and 60’s, I think this flowing lifelike furniture will soon be seen in Design Houses.  . . .

Cherry and maple shelf by Scott Deming

Take a moment to look and reflect on these examples of his work. I’ve included his contact information and his Artistic Statement below:

Artist:  Scott Deming, easternwoodworks@yahoo.com

Artist Statement:  “In 1986, with no previous experience, I started working full time with wood. I’m self-taught and developed my current style back in the early 90’s. It has been evolving ever since. I work mainly with domestic hardwoods, preferring to use a combination of light and dark wood, creating pieces with contrast.

My goal is to design one-of-a-kind pieces with a sense of movement and an organic flow. I achieve this by sculpting the wood using a series of grinders and sanders, working without sketches keeping my work spontaneous and flowing.”

Mahogany maple tri-shelf mirror by Scott Deming

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