I was first attracted to the beauty of wood as a young child, often seeing patterns or faces in the grain of wood. As a teenager working in an auto dealership, I began to create metal sculptures using old engine, transmission, and differential parts destined for the scrap yard. Several of these pieces were included in a group of sculptures titled "Nuclear Family" that won the Muskegon Fine Arts Guild Award in 1991. In college I discovered the sensuous sculptures of Henry Moore. After finishing my degree in Industrial Arts, I started my own business and enjoyed nearly forty years as a finish carpenter and cabinet-maker. My recent retirement has freed me to return to my childhood intrigue with wood, selecting logs that interest me based on what I imagine may be inside and then shaping them to uncover their beauty. The carpenter in me remains so that each piece in this exhibit can be used as furniture--tabletops, table bases, and pieces that can be fitted with drawers, doors, or shelves. Still drawn to the damaged and discarded, I invite the viewer to look beyond the imperfections and join in the imaginative process.
Geoffrey's ArtPrize Entries
These are Geoffrey's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Geoffrey's Past Work
These are images of past work that Geoffrey has done.