The Reclining Guitar by Anne Shutan

The Reclining Guitar

by Anne Shutan

Reclining Guitar

Anne Shutan

Artist: Anne Shutan

Longmont, CO
Location: NW Emma and S. Public Road
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.