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Kerry Vesper

"I am intrigued by forms that are asymmetrical and flowing. In each piece, I strive to capture the flow and movement of nature that I find in flowing water, desert canyons, and mountains."

Kerry Vesper approaches every wood piece he makes as a piece of sculpture. Inspiration comes from his home in the landscapes of the desert Southwest. He equates his methods of layering and then shaping wood to the way nature builds up layers of earth and then shapes it with wind and water.

Vesper cuts out layers of plywood and solid woods. He stacks and glues them together to approximate the shape he intends to create. His work is not turned on a lathe. He shapes each piece by hand with carving, grinding, and sanding tools and finishes them with a clear tung oil varnish. The color, texture, and feel of wood appeals to the artist as does no other medium.

 

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Lightning
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,450 - $ 4,650
End Table
Wood Side Table

$ 2,900
Wenge Flash
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Bubinga Jive
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Philadelphia Bubinga Wave
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Wenge Wallwave
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Philadelphia Wenge Wave
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Arched Console
Console Table

$ 4,750
Rukaruka
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,850 - $ 6,050
Bubinga Flash
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Red Clef
Wood Wall Art

$ 4,650
Wenge Jive
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Chatham Heart in Wenge
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,700
Flash Butterfly
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 9,300
Woodwave
Wood Sculpture

$ 6,850
Walnut Wallwave
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
Bubinga Wallwave
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,250
El Toro
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 9,900
Gambit
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,450
Starflower
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,650
Chatham Heart
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,700
Birch Heart
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 2,400
Light Wave in Wenge
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,850
Treble
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,450
Light Wave in Bubinga
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,850
Clef
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,050
Ritz Wave
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,650
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, PA, Philadelphia, 2007
American Craft Council Show, MD, Baltimore, 2005-2007
American Craft Council Show, CA, San Francisco, 2004-2007
Sausalito Art Festival, CA, Sausalito, 2001-2007
Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, PA, Philadelphia, 2003-2005
Southwest Biennial, New Mexico, New Mexico Museum of Art, 2009