In May, Gallery 9 features the fine woodworking of Robin McKann. Robin’s appreciation of wood shines through in the beauty of his craftsmanship and in the innovation of his designs. He recalls the source of his passion for wood, “The scent of wood shavings still fills my memory, from seeing tools and smelling sawdust through an open window in my childhood bedroom into my father’s hobby. I have spent my entire adult life in its employ and it fires my inspiration.”
McKann believes that wood grain is memory, speaking fluidly from its deep time spent in sunlight and wind. He listens to this story, and crafts pieces as individual as the grain itself. McKann’s work often utilizes sustainable harvested wood – including spalted alder, figured maple and myrtle wood. Recently, McKann has also been working on smaller pieces that complement his larger furniture pieces, giving all an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of fine woodworking in their lives.
Also in May, Gallery 9 features artist Carolyn Doe with new work in palette knife oils, batik on silk, and mixed media botanical prints with oils. Doe’s work is deeply inspired by the natural landscape, and recent work includes old barns as subject matter– their weathered wood and meadow settings lending themselves well to Doe’s batik on silk pieces.
Join Robin McKann and Carolyn Doe in discussing their work during Gallery Walk, Saturday, May 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Gallery 9, 1012 Water Street, in Port Townsend. See gallery-9.com or call 379-8881 for more information.