Having learned to carve and sculpt wood using centuries-old tools, today Eleanor Lakelin uses a number of traditional and modern techniques to explore her fascination with the material:

“I am particularly interested in the way natural elements and processes layer and color wood and how the passage of time is etched into the fibers of the material.  I peel back bark to reveal the organic chaos that can exist in the material itself or build up layers of texture through carving and sandblasting. I use the vessel form and surface pattern to explore the layers and fissures between creation and decay and the erosion of nature.”

I invite you to follow the artist on Instagram: @eleanorlaklin

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