• Roger Waterhouse

Discovering the inner beauty

Wood is tactile. it is beautiful. But it is also the history of a living organism.

The tree has a structural beauty of its own. But the wood is its inner beauty.

For me, working with wood is not imposing a preconceived idea on inert matter.

It is the discovery of the beauty which lies within. The art lies in revealing what is already there, though hidden.

A straight cut into a straight tree gives you a straight line. That is joiners timber.

A curved cut into a straight tree gives you a curved line. That is the turners joy.

But not much natural timber is naturally straight. And a curved cut into a twisted tree reveals the unknown. That's when it becomes art.

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