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DD Wood Art and Signs @ The Carlton Gallery
February 10 @ 10:00 am - March 8 @ 2:00 pm
DD Wood Art and Signs is owned by Dennis Duggan, who has worked for many years with his friend, Dave, creating fine fences, landscaping and orchard structures for his clients. His art design business was inspired when he and Dave, saw what a variety of beautiful work could be done with a CNC router, using wood and other mediums. They enjoy working with wood and timber, and have a love and belief in the joy of making and sharing art work and practical pieces made from natural materials, particularly recycled, rescued and re-purposed timber. Their work starts with an image, either from existing stock, a photograph, or design, but the fun starts when they begin to brainstorm ideas for experimenting with raw materials to fill carved areas. In fact, the first piece they sold was from a fallen pohutukawa branch which was cut into a narrow ‘round’, placed in the CNC router and a gecko design carved into it very successfully. But what to fill it with? After much thought they decided to crush green beer bottle glass into small chunks and pour liquid resin over the top to secure them. This resulted in a striking composition and one of Dave’s friends bought it on the spot.
This exhibition features a selection of work including kiwiana, wall art and garden art.
Dennis welcomes requests for bespoke pieces and signs and is grateful for the opportunity to show work locally.
ALSO FEATURING: Fish Art and Flossiphy
Fish Art and Flossiphy is a husband and wife team who love to draw and paint their passion for nature.
Gary is Fish Art and has a keen eye for details with his graphite marine life drawings and Paulene is Flossiphy who loves to paint loose watercolour florals (I.e not fine water colour painting).