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Artist > Rick Crawford

Media > Turning, Timber, Urban Salvage

My current work embodies an exploration of the tactile world around us, utilizing strong textural elements of material reduction. These pieces are emphasized by an interplay of color and texture…they beckon the viewer to pick them up, as they should. Eroded sand dunes, blown by the wind and sculpted by the tides, worn and broken shell fragments, archeological finds, and bits of bric-a-brac found in a junkyard, are all inspirational elements. Due to the organic nature of my works, I find that there is a constant interplay between the artist and the piece being worked on, as I listen to the voice of Mother Nature guide me through the piece.