Pattern by Mark Sfirri

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Pattern by Mark Sfirri
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Mark Sfirri
New Hope, Pennsylvania

Holly, poplar, paint
Multi-axis turned figures, carved wood
7.88" X 7.88" X 3"

The holly elements were part of a split turning and then each quadrant was turned individually.

Theme Statement
“In 1991, I was making a table with multi axis turned legs and I noticed how interesting a composition the legs made when they were placed side by side. It was a view that would not be seen once the table was together. I took a picture of them thinking that someday I would make something with that concept in mind. So in a sense, this piece was twenty-five years in the making. I aimed for a strong graphic effect by placing the holly elements against the contrasting background.”

About Mark Sfirri
Mark Sfirri began incorporating turned elements into furniture and objects in the 1970s while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. His specialty is multi-axis turning, a technique that he first dabbled with in the mid-1970s. Sfirri has run the Fine Woodworking Program at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania since 1981. He received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Renwick Alliance of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institutions and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Collectors of Wood Art. His work is included in twenty-seven public collections and he has demonstrated his techniques throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.

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