Wormhole Through Dark Matter by Bill Ooms

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Wormhole Through Dark Matter by Bill Ooms
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
William Ooms
Prescott, Arizona

African blackwood, oil finish
4.6”H x 4.6”W x 2.2”

Theme Statement
Ornamental lathe work is all about creating patterns. The spiral pattern on both sides of the sculpture is intended to draw the viewer into the mystery of the swirling hole though the dark wood. A wormhole is a hypothetical feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut connecting two separate points in space-time. Dark matter is a hypothetical kind of matter that cannot be seen but accounts for most of the matter in the universe.

Artist Statement
Wood is a unique medium for an artist - it was once a living tree. A wood artist has the opportunity to transform the wood into something uniquely different that will continue to have beauty long after the tree has died, and will last for generations to come.

The lathe is used as a carving tool. The over-all shaping is done with hand-held chisels. The goal is to create curves and shapes which are pleasing to touch as well as pleasant to see. Decoration often involves more complex machinery in the form of an ornamental lathe. The artist determines the patterns and the location of each cut. Each piece is a unique combination of the natural wood and the touch of the artist’s tools.

About Bill Ooms
Bill was raised on a farm south of Chicago. Wood has always been a part of Bill's life. As a second generation wood-turner, he learned basic woodworking techniques from his father. Even as a young man, his desire was to envision and create new things. This led him to his first career in engineering, and in 2002 he returned to his roots as a full time woodworker.

Learn more: www.billooms.com