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Hand Carved Wood Critter Boxes by Jesse Fox

With carving and building - subtractive and additive processes - woodworking allows the artist to create organically; using, imitating and surpassing nature.

Inspired by the giants of 20th century woodworking, Wendell Castle and Wharton Esherick, the artist is building his own taxonomy of forms and techniques, motivated by the process of open-ended creation and discovery.

Working primarily in Douglas fir, he exaggerates its uniquely pronounced wide grain with a wire brush to create graphically patterned surfaces that emphasize the organic structure of the wood. Fantastical creatures and plant-like forms come to life in the guise of boxes and bowls.

Available Objects
Purchasing inquiries:

Douglas Fir 'critter bowl', unique. Inv.#1034
Measures 3.5in.H x 15in.W x 6.25in.D
Price: $395

Douglas Fir 'critter box', unique. Inv.#1049
Measures 11in.H x 3.25in.W x 3in.D
Price: $450
Douglas Fir bowl, unique. Inv.#1014
Measures 2.5in.H x 5in.W x 3.5in.D
Price: $150
Douglas Fir bowl, unique. Inv.#1015
Measures 2.5in.H x 6in.D
Price: $150
Douglas Fir votive bowl, unique. Inv.#1018
Measures 2.75in.H x 4.75in.D
Price: $150