Amy Umbel | Renewal

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Amy Umbel | Renewal
Amy Umbel, Markleysburg, Pennsylvania

Renewal, 2019
Huon pine
6 x 6 x 4.25" | 15.24 x 15.24 x 10.8 cm

"All life forms are affected by fire, water, and changes to the environment. The work is based on hope and renewal. Frogs are some of the species most impacted by human encroachment and climate change, and they survive on a tenuous thread connected to biodiversity, access to healthy forests, and clean water. This piece is for the renewal we need in order to survive."

Amy Umbel is a woodcarver and co-creator of the podcast Cut the Craft, cutthecraftpodcast.com. She is dedicated to understanding the interdependence of nature and humanity. She embraces opportunities for learning from other craftspeople and from the natural world. Her work demonstrates the ancient origins of our species' connection to the land, and the importance of the renewal of the connection. Her diverse interests range from ancestral skills, woodworking, and working with fibers and animal hides to illustrating how to utilize those materials. She lives in rural southwest Pennsylvania with her spunky dog, Willow.