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Michael Hosaluk

My love of woodworking is not only for the beauty and mystery of the material, but also in the inventing of new techniques and processes to create objects. The materials I use relate to the objects I make. At times, a piece of salvaged wood will become a starting point of design. Other times, a design will call for a piece of wood with incredible grain.

Using nondescript wood allows me to approach the objects as a three dimensional canvas. Here, I can apply a variety of surface design techniques to express an idea. My work tells stories from my life, places I’ve been. People I’ve met, architecture, our environment. These stories are interwoven into the objects I create. Craft goes beyond the pleasure of our senses and deals not only with aesthetics, but social and ideological lives.

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