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Betty Scarpino | Pendant Necklace

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Betty Scarpino | Pendant Necklace
Betty Scarpino, Indianapolis, Indiana

Pendant Necklace, 2020
Persimmon, bleach
2.75 x 2.75 x 0.25 inches | 6.985 x 6.985 x 0.635 cm

A small-scale deconstructed wood-turned disc, wearable art.

Betty Scarpino is the 2020 AAW Honorary Lifetime Member in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the AAW, and to the field of woodturning, including two stints as editor of American woodturner.

Contemporary artist, sculptor and woodturner Betty Scarpino is recognized as one of the masters of the genre. Her work is held in private, public and museum collections throughout the world. Betty works full time teaching, writing, sculpting and printmaking from her home in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Betty Scarpino's wood sculpture combines fluid motion with intricate detail. Her creative energy draws people to her, and numerous awards have come her way. Scarpino was born in 1949 in Wenatchee, Washington, USA. Her career began in the seventies, when she produced purely functional pieces.
While these early years did not develop artistic innovation, Scarpino mastered the techniques that now create her sculptural and non-functional pieces. She has a degree in industrial arts from the University of Missouri where she also studied wood sculpture.

Article on Betty Scarpino by Malcolm Zander: https://tinyurl.com/HLMscarpino

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