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Neil Turner | Life Spirit

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Neil Turner | Life Spirit
Neil Turner, Stratham, Western Australia, Australia

Life Spirit, 2020
Sheoak (casurina fraseriana)
6 x 6 x 6" | 15.24 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm

"The Australian eucalypt has a unique pod that nurtures the seed, and protects it from the ravages of fire. After the passing of a fire, the pod releases precious seeds to the soil to spawn new life. A tribute to Jack deVos who explored a seed pod series based on the eucalypt."

About Neil:
I started turning when I was about 19, on a homemade lathe in the wheat belt of Western Australia, 160 miles east of Perth. It wasn’t until I attended some workshops with Steven Hughes and Vic Wood that it opened my eyes to the potential of the wood lathe. It could be used to create pieces of art. I attended workshops wherever I could to develop my skills and knowledge. I left the farm in 2010 and studied at the Dwellingup School of Wood and achieved a diploma in fine furniture making. I was interested in trying some of my turning and sculptural ideas on furniture.

Over many years I have developed a range of embellishments, carving techniques and textures. I’m interested in using natural forms and creating other forms by turning and carving, then using combinations of fire forms, coral textures and embellishments to express ideas and thoughts.




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