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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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.
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.
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.
Carve Out a Niche
BY NORIKO KŌSAKA
@ VOL 129
ON OCT 28, 2015
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Working with the Grain
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BY MARYANN RIKER
@ VOL 4
ON APR 15, 2016
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BY STEVEN KEAN
@ VOL 29
ON FEB 17, 2017
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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