ErosionArtist(s)Neil ScobieObject Creation Date1999Medium & SupportHuron pineDimensions
24 5/16 x 17 5/16 x 2 1/2 in. (61.6 x 43.82 x 6.35 cm)Credit LineGift of Robert M. and Lillian Montalto BohlenLabel copy
A high school industrial arts teacher before becoming an independent professional woodworker more than 20 years ago, Scobie is a highly respected designer and wood artist, as well as one of Australia's foremost woodworking teachers and demonstrators.
Neil Scobie’s Erosion reflects natural features of the Australian landscape, and bears the imprint of not only a masterful turner, but of a gifted carver as well, resulting in a fascinating wall piece.
One can almost sense water flowing over the piece, running down through its eroded canals, pooling in the center before spilling over and trickling to the bottom. The crevice dividing the piece is almost a stream, and the openwork in the center creates a beautiful interplay of shadow and light.
from the exhibition Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, June 12 – October 3, 2004Primary Object ClassificationSculptureCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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