Friday, 29 May 2015

Pascal Oudet I

Pascal Oudet is a French sculptor and woodworker whose work verges on paper making, due to the way he often works with wood until it becomes like lace or parchment. Here are some examples of his turned bowls and vessels which he sandblasts almost taking the wood to a transparency.
"I find some of my inspiration in the fact that the wear of time produced on natural materials such as wood or stone. This reveals and highlights their deep structure. In my work, I play with wood, with the same goal to bring out the personality. I use especially sandblasting which on pieces of great finesse, allows me to get a real lace wood. We then can read the whole story of the trees that I work with. Most of the time, I have a clear idea of ​​what I want to create, and then I look for the piece of wood that will produce the desired effect. My pieces are born on the turn, but it is only part of creation. The tool must never be a limit, only the imagination." Pascal Oudet

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