Art IN Hand Gallery • 211 S Main St, Zionsville, IN 46077

Hours: M-F 10am to 5pm • Sat 10am to 8pm •Sun 10am to 4pm • 1st Friday of the month 10am to 8pm

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Bob Anderson

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I recently retired after 30 years of pharmaceutical research and I am now pursuing my woodworking passion, exploring a more artistic state of mind. In the woodturning that I do the challenge is to take a log from a tree and convert it into a pleasing form while exhibiting the beautiful colors and patterns inherent within the tree. I prefer my work to become a functional part of life where it will be picked up and used, however non-functional forms are an outlet for scientific and whimsical expression. Most of the wood I use is responsibly harvested from local downed trees that might otherwise have found their way into a landfill.  The multi-step journey from chainsaw to finished item takes a year or longer since the 'green' logs are slowly and naturally air dried. This slow drying preserves the wood's color and figure.