#28: River Bench I

$1,600.00

Walnut, epoxy, stones

Measures 18″ x 42″ x 17″.

A slice of wood, a bit of imagination, epoxy and some water-smoothed stones…plus the time to build up the layers little by little. Sandhill Bill Bale’s elegant river pieces are made by cutting the wood slab lengthwise, then flipping the live edge to the inside creating a meandering river in the center of the table. The space between is filled with epoxy, poured in shallow layers and includes randomly placed stones to evoke the stream. The clean lines of each furniture base reflects the maker’s quarter century of fine furniture design. After 25 years building custom furniture, Sandhill Bill made this one last series and has since retired. This very limited edition speaks to his love of the Western New York rivers.

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Description

Wendy Bale is a paper artist and environmentalist in Jamestown, New York. Through her paper cuts, she tells stories about life in the wilds of Western New York and Pennsylvania. A member of Guild of American Papercutters, she again and again unearths new techniques in this diverse medium. Employing various styles from layered paper cuts to 3D paper sculpture, her art celebrates the versatility of paper. A tribute to Wendy’s other passion-drawing-some pieces also include elements of graphite or charcoal.

“For this body of work, I chose a color palette inspired by the works of William Morris. My preliminary drawings and paintings became my patterns and then, using a variety of archival papers, I got to work with knives and scissors. Regardless the method I’m using, my joy is to connect with the viewer through the mutual love of favorite nature subjects.”

LifeSlice is Wendy’s third collaborative show with her husband, “Sandhill” Bill Bale. Bill is a retired custom furniture maker, who, after 25 years creating Arts & Crafts Style furniture delved into River Tables as a nod to his passion for kayaking and areas waterways. Beginning with a slice of a tree, the patterns in the wood slabs form a waterway when embellished with natural stones and clear epoxy resin. Together, this collection reflects a slice of their rural lifestyle exploring the streams, woods and wildlife in this beautiful region.

This exhibition will be open in person in the Copper Shop loft during business hours, Tuesday – Saturday October 22, 2022 – January 7, 2023. 

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