Inside-Out by Anne Shutan
Artist: Anne Shutan
Location: Festival Plaza Lawn (311 S. Public Rd)
Materials: Knotty Pine
Size: 5' x 1' x 1'
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.
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View the video interview
Interview with Anne Shutan
See & Respond
“See and Respond!” Art show was held in August. Artists were invited to create a piece inspired by one of the sculptures.
Sage Asawaka won best of show in the Teen 2-D category for her piece, "Eternal" in response to Inside-Out.