Explorations: The Lathe Sculpted Art of Kevin Bedgood
Explorations, a new collection of sculpted wood from local artist Kevin Bedgood, will be exhibited in the North Gallery at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of September. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on September 6th from 5pm until 9pm. Mulberry Art Studios holds regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm and is located in beautiful downtown Lancaster at 19-21 North Mulberry Street.
The pieces in Explorations were created with wood and sculpted by lathe, inspired by man’s exploration of the universe around him. With inventive pieces like “Liftoff”, “Gravity”, “Aurora”, “Slipstream” and the ongoing “Corona” series, Kevin’s groundbreaking ideas continue to push the boundaries of woodworking and woodturning.
Bedgood had early exposure to woodworking. As a child he would sweep up in his father’s hobby furniture making shop. However, it really wasn’t until after spending time in the US Marine Corps that he began building some furniture of his own. In the last 25 years, he has moved from designing and building furniture to more artistic woodturning and sculpting.
“My greatest explorations lately have been in pushing some boundaries of what is normally created on a wood lathe” says Bedgood. “ Most of my wall hangings are created by turning multiple pieces of wood, generally in unusual shapes like squares or rectangles, then cutting them apart and reassembling the pieces in such a way as to integrate the disparity of design into a coherent piece that creates a sense of movement or evokes an emotional response or memory.”