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Artist’s Statement
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The lathe for me has opened a world of exploration into one of nature’s wonders, the tree.

The complex combination of structure, grain, and texture work together to give the tree life and to produce beauty.

I try in my way to use shape to expose this beauty and give pleasure to the eye. These shapes are preceded by grain orientation and angle to the rim.

More recently I have added forms of external change to my pieces as well. These forms include painting, piercing, wood burning and added texturing. All of these, I hope, add interest to the piece, yet it still remains a wood object.

Wood is a truly amazing medium and I am pleased to call myself a wood turner.

— Paul Petrie Jr.

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Paul Petrie Jr.
1160 County Highway 122
Gloversville NY 12078-6132
518-725-6515
518-774-7036 (cell)
petriewood@frontiernet.net