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NICK EDMONDS, NA: A NATURAL WORLD
July 2, 2003 through September 2, 2003

Reception

FRIDAY, JULY 18
FROM 5 -7 PM
7 EAST ANAPAMU STREET

A Few Words About the Exhibit

Sullivan Goss, Ltd. is pleased to announce the West Coast debut of Bostonian sculptor, Nick Edmonds.

Edmonds began to nurture a love for wooden sculpture more than thirty-five years ago, when he began carving figures from discarded logs in his home of Sharon, Massachusetts. His growing interest led him to study the work of Brancusi, whose work was highly instructive in terms of form and balance. Before long his compositions grew too complex for a single piece of wood.

Early experiments with various adhesives showed Edmonds that he would need to learn more sophisticated methods of wood joinery to realize his vision. To that end, he applied for a travel grant from the Boston Museum School to study wood joinery in Norway. Although he learned much from constructions like the early viking ships, the artist was saddened to learn that the Norweigans no longer had an active community of wood joiners.

His search ultimately led to Kyoto, Japan. In 1975, the artist received a Fulbright scholarship to study his craft with the Japanese team of wood joiners who were renovating the Main Gate of the Tofukuji Temple. Watching craftsmen from a culture where traditional methodology is revered, Edmonds found his medium. Impossibile projects became possible.

When he returned to America, he began working again with a new virtuosity. He experimented with abstract, figurative, and narrative work. Ten years later in 1985, he was elected to the Sculptor's Guild. In 1992, he was elected to the highly prestigious National Academy of Design. After thirty years of study and struggle, the artist is recognized and respected by both his peers and American collectors. At the 808 Gallery of Boston University this year, Edmonds was honored with a full retrospective.

About the Artist

To learn more about this artist, click here.

photo credit: Warren Patterson (617) 641-9129