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Jeffrey Jan Lende

Lowell, MI, United States

As a woodworker there is a responsibility to choose the right wood for the right job. Some makers design and then collect the materials to fulfill their vision. My slant is just the reverse: find interesting materials and design around their strengths. When there is good fortune and also a beautiful tree that crosses my path, along with glee comes a feeling of commitment to do justice to the tree: to shape it and place it properly. These three fish grew up next to each other, in the same tree. Muskegon City workers felled it on Sternberg Road. I came along and bought it from a sawyer, we cut it, and seeing the grain of the tree for the first time proved a visual feast. The fancy patterns swam like they were part river, part fish.

Jeffrey Jan's ArtPrize Entries

These are Jeffrey Jan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Two Down One for Hope

    Two Down One for Hope

    2018 ArtPrize Entry TBD
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  • Photo of Time of Nature

    Time of Nature

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Jeffrey Jan Lende
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