Dr. DAVID JOHNSON: A FEAST OF ART
Featured Artist October 29 thru December 1, 2019
Artist Reception: Sunday, November 10th, 1-4 pm
Some define woodworking as craft. But when function is no longer the primary objective, taking a back seat to form, it becomes art. For David, woodworking is all about creative expression. But it’s been a long road for him. After fifteen years as an ER doctor, he suffered a stroke, which left his speech, reading and writing abilities severely impaired, so he retired from medicine. Because he retained his fine motor skills, he chose to try woodworking. That was in 1996. Johnson is now an accomplished woodworker with a large following for his craft.
“I am almost entirely self-taught and have developed a feel for grain, color and texture of the wood I am working with. In the wood shop, I don’t have to talk to anyone and I can just immerse myself in the art. The table saw and router are my canvas. My favorite part of making the pieces is the finishing; bringing out the grain and color of the wood and highlighting special features of each piece with turquoise and other finishes. I enjoy working with exotic woods, combining them in patterns of color and grain.”
A Feast of Art features two new table designs in exotic woods, along with David’s recognizable colorful cutting boards, trays, candle holders and much more. Each piece is unique and meant to be both functional and beautiful.