The Reclining Guitar by Anne Shutan

The Reclining Guitar

by Anne Shutan
Reclining Guitar

Anne Shutan


Anne Shutan
Artist: Anne Shutan
Longmont, CO
Location: NW Emma and S. Public Rd
Materials: Pine
Price: $20,000







Artist Statement


I have an intimate relationship with wood. Each piece has its own secret. Discovering sensation in wood requires a lot of faith and patience. Laughter, pain, wonder, sensuality, all deserve to be touched. My work allows a visual and tactile connection with these primal emotions.
With my favorite tool, the bandsaw, I am able to literally turn my sculptures inside out exposing the true middle of the tree, usually the most hidden and protected. Finding the soft, sensual nature inside a rough material is an exciting challenge.
Putting my saw blades into giant wood beams, sculpting rough edges into beckoning twists and cubes is all about listening/trusting that the soul of the wood will reveal itself.
Sometimes this happens.
For me, warm wood sculptures and doors are a welcome relief from the frantic qualities of today's world. I invite you to touch them as they touch you.

View the video interview


2014 Interview with Anne Shutan
2013 Interview with Anne Shutan

See & Respond


Following the installation of the sculptures, area poets and visual artists will be invited to participate in a juried art show, “See and Respond!” where artists create a piece inspired by one of the sculptures. There will be cash prizes awarded in multiple categories. Visit the See & Respond page for more information.
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