For the past 21 years we have mainly spent our time in furniture. As God has led, the furniture has taken us down the route of art.
We started with bowls.
In the 1990′s the gnarly trees that we used seemed only good for burning because of their gaping holes and large amounts of curl. Like them the small pieces of wood looked only like firewood. They were too small for end tables and too thin to turn for traditional bowls. So we carved them. We don’t know whose idea it was or where the inspiration came from but we know God had His hand in it. Aaron was the forerunner for the bowls, and they turned out beautiful. However, they were a side project and we usually only worked on them during the weekends.
Then in 2008, Daniel was working on a bowl for a donation piece to the poor children in Africa, but the bowl just didn’t seem to be taking the form he wanted. “We let the wood dictate the function” as Andy has said, and that is exactly what happened. About to give up on the piece, Daniel turned the sculpture upright and saw exactly what the wood was doing. It was a shape similar to a body with a bloated stomach. He called it “Hunger”.
Again, Aaron ran with the idea of sculptures. Taking ideas he saw in the wood he sculpted “Delilah” and “Twister”. Now, as time has allotted us, we have developed our “Dancing Sculptures” line and our “Old West” line.
We will keep you posted on our other sculptures that are developing. We have a few other lines of sculpture that we are praying about and are hopeful that God will allow us to develop in the next few years.
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