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John Mydock | Water World

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John Mydock | Water World
All items are original, and signed by the artist(s).
John Mydock
Pahoa, Hawai'i

Water World, 2016
Koa
4.25 x 3.75 x 3.75 inches | 10.8 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm

My artistic intent with this sphere is to capture a moment in time when the ebb and flow of Hawai'i’s ocean stops moving —click— like a photograph of the underwater world in our coral reefs. The surface design reflects my subconscious, with layers of connecting images that shape-shift from one form into another. This piece was inspired by childhood memories of the Christmas snow globes that we would shake and watch the magic.

Pick it up, spin it, enjoy the gift.

About the Artist:

Award-winning artist John Mydock has been featured in several woodturning magazines. His work is showcased in the US Department of State's Art in Embassy Program in both Switzerland and Australia. His work has been collected by the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Honolulu Museum of Art, as well as numerous private and corporate collectors.

“Looking back at my body of work, I see three major influences. First, I have always enjoyed drawing and painting; I still carry a sketchbook to capture my thoughts and moments in time. Second, at the age of seven, I was introduced to the fine craft of boat building and furniture making by my godfather. His attention to detail has served as a beacon of inspiration to this day. Third, as a teenager I began painting and restoring motorcycles and old cars. This expanded into many years as a professional airbrush and pinstripe artist on custom motorcycles and antique cars.

The embellishing techniques I use are a reflection of a lifetime as an artist. I now draw with a pyrography pen; and the same finishing techniques that I previously used on boats, cars and motorcycles now appear on my vessels in the form of airbrushed transparent colors, pinstripes, and gilding."

John Mydock serves as the President of the Big Island Woodturners Club.

Learn more: www.mydockstudio.com