Susan Lyman Inside Out: Locally Grown Sculpture
June 20 - June 25, 2010
This sculpture workshop will focus on personal expression and transformation in the medium of wood. We'll work primarily with scavenged wood that the local landscape gives us, finding our inspiration in the initial forms of the raw materials: washashore detritus found on the beach, castoffs at local tree dumps, recently fallen saplings or vines in wooded areas of the National Seashore. You're also encouraged to bring your own "sticks," roots, vines, branches, seasoned workable "logs" of modest size — materials that stir your imagination, that also have structural integrity. You will be introduced to simple wood joinery methods, which then can be integrated with or adapted to your own intuitive approaches to construction through direct response and personal engagement with the materials. We'll learn to use simple hand tools, portable power tools (provided by instructor), and will have use of the FAWC woodshop during specified hours. Surface treatment and color will also be addressed.