Ian George

Woodwork, carving

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Artist statement

I have been fascinated with natural materials for all my adult life. Originally working with stone and clay, I discovered timber as a medium in my mid twenties and have never looked back. Much of my work draws from the shapes of the natural world. In my practice I find inspiration from the contrasts between surface and structure, organic and inorganic and perception and reality. I love how timber feels to the touch and much of my work encourages people to do more than just look. One collection of small carved objects I called “Touchables” was inspired by my Mum, a painter and teacher who in later life slowly lost her sight to glaucoma.