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About my work

At Work by Soren Rickards
The work in this show is born out of moving from the hectic life of a big city in London to the pastoral tranquillity of living on a boat in Surrey. My approach is intuitive, using green unseasoned wood mostly from around where we live.
While working the wood, it changes, moves and splits as the wood dries, its nature changes, and it becomes harder and reacts differently to being worked. Most of the pieces have been weathered for some months and then being reworked, usually this is a process of refinement sometimes the piece morphs into something entirely different. Before I start a piece the word needs to give me an idea. I need to see something within the shape or structure of the log that I can bring out.