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Alex Yerks

Wood Carver - Photographer, Myself in New York

Spoon Medicine, axe carving and slöjd

PRESENTED ON NOV 08, 2018
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 38

Alex Yerks is a full-time green woodworker and photographer, carving spoons in the tradition of sloyd or as he calls it “kitchenalia”. while traveling globally to teach. He’ll be sharing thoughts on “Spoon Medicine”, the therapeutic aspects of carving. Alex is a photographer, outdoorsman, musician, and last but not least, a greenwood worker—maker of simple and rustic items utilizing trees and other raw natural resources with just axe & knife. Dedicated to all things wooden, his skills and attention focus on learning the ways of yesteryear and examining their compatibility with the modern world. He believes we all have a connection with our natural environment and can enrich our lives if we surround ourselves with simple items crafted from the forest.

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Icy Explorations

BY JOE AUTRY
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Sculpture artist Joe Autry enjoys sculpting and carving with many materials, finding peace in the repetetive patterns he creates. He has traveled to Russia several times to participate in ice carving and further develop his skills. 

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Making Woodprints

BY BRIDGET HENRY
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 19, 2014

UCSC artist Bridget Henry, expresses herself through the medium of woodprints. Bridget demonstrates her connection to the theme of "home" through the wood block prints she has created, with the community, for the community of Santa Cruz, California. 

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From Welding to Wood to Bronze

BY RODNEY HILL
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Rodney Hill, Architect and professor, discusses the results of many years of sculpting. From unintended opportunities that opened while covering design gaps in the architecture offices he worked for, he discovered a path that led from welding to wood to bronze as an avocation. He shared his large scale, very intricate wood carvings, some with erotic affordances requested by clients.

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Stone Sculptor

BY GERARD MOTONDI
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2015

Gerard Motondi walks us through his art. He was born and brought up in Kisii southwestern Kenya. He learnt stone carving from his grandparents through apprecentship program.
Holds a masters degree in sculpture specializing in public sculpture. He has represented Kenya in international sculpture symposium in China, Dubai, South Korea, India, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Spain and Israel. His works are foung in public display and private collections in those countries.

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Carve Out a Niche

BY NORIKO KŌSAKA
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Ever heard of artisanal fruit carving? The talented carving-artist Noriko Kōsaka will speak on her beautifully-carved creations at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Design Week Special on the 28th — see you then!!

フルーツカービングをご存知ですか?フルーツカービングはナイフで果物や野菜を飾り切るタイの伝統彫刻技術で、豪華なパーティーシーンなどで見かけたことがあるかもしれません。日本のフルーツカービング界の第一人者で、本場タイとも深い交流があるカービングアーティストの高阪範子さんが、フルーツカービングの魅力をたっぷり紹介してくださいます!

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Working with the Grain

BY SHU KUGE
@ VOL 130 ON NOV 25, 2015

Woodblock printing has its limitations, but it is precisely these limitations that artist Shu Kuge loves about the medium.

He speaks on the joys of working with a natural material -- one that hasn't ventured too far from its original form -- and how working in this medium is very directly connected with the concept of time.

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Some of My Favorite Things: Book Artists and Their Work

BY MARYANN RIKER
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Maryann Riker introduces us to the work of "Book Artists" who create sculptures from books through carving, collage and other techniques.

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Carving Clarity

BY STEVEN KEAN
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 17, 2017

A Pennsylvania native residing on the North Shore of O‘ahu since 2008, Steven Kean is an artist working primarily in the woodcut method of relief printmaking.  His work is driven by a passion for the process and a love affair with the ocean.

Kean holds a B.S. in Art Education from Temple University and is a current member of the Honolulu Printmakers.  He teaches art to 4th and 5th grade students at Mililani Mauka and Sunset Beach Elementary Schools, and in the Museums outreach program.

In 2016 he was chosen as the featured artist of the Haleiwa Arts Festival and this year he is the official artist for the Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach

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Ice Man

BY DARREN JACKSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 24, 2017

Isle of Man Farmyard Studios is run by sculptors Darren Jackson and Stepahnie Quayle.  Darren Jackson tells us about some of the super size sculptures he has made using some amazing materials.  

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