"An artist in Ipswich" Ipswich by davidbflood

Ipswich Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 47 photos

From the ground

I sculpt trees and pieces of wood from them. My work tries to reveal a soul in what would otherwise simply be dead wood. I look for raw materials that have various qualities important to the aesthetic I hope to bring to my work. While I am not a woodworker per se, still I favor how the woodworkers talk of wood. They speak of the figure of wood, a term which encompasses grain, burling, coloration, dimpling, pigment and a host of other qualities. Woodworkers tend to reveal these features by how they cut wood. I look for the figure in wood from a three dimensional perspective. My pieces range in size from miniature to massive, yet the process of working them is the same. I favor not lacquering or otherwise adding finishes to my works; all wood has essential oils in it that when rubbed brings a natural wax to it. The only chemical involved in my work is naphthalene, as in mothballs, used to kill any bugs left in wood.

Under the apple tree

David Flood is a sculptor creating contemporary, abstract,
fine art wood sculpture at his studio in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. His work evokes philosophers stones. He works with naturally formed pieces of wood using a subtractive, and sometimes reconstructive technique to reveal inherent aesthetic qualities such as organic form, texture, and color. Philosophers stones are akin to abstract art in that both reveal an appreciation of these same (and other) aesthetic qualities. Some who view David's work share the comment that they "will see things differently and see different things" when they next behold a tree

The Phoenix Cherry

David Flood is a sculptor creating contemporary, abstract,
fine art wood sculpture at his studio in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. His work evokes philosophers stones. He works with naturally formed pieces of wood using a subtractive, and sometimes reconstructive technique to reveal inherent aesthetic qualities such as organic form, texture, and color. Philosophers stones are akin to abstract art in that both reveal an appreciation of these same (and other) aesthetic qualities. Some who view David's work share the comment that they "will see things differently and see different things" when they next behold a tree

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  • In a nutshell:I have lived here for 20 years yet each day I discover some wonder in Ipswich.
  • Last visit to Ipswich: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 18, 2005
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