Nic Webb......Artist Maker
The work of Nic Webb is simply beautiful. The video above demonstrates the pure beauty in the tactility of materiality and making. His instinctive way of working with unseasoned wood allows the work to take its natural form; to go with how the wood responds and let it be. Because of this every piece made is unique . He goes with the instincts of the wood as well as his own. These I feel were learned as a child while growing up around trees, orchards and the rural landscape.
This as aspect I can relate to. Growing up within a rural environment and the interaction as a child with the materials that nature presented us has influenced me greatly in the way I practice and develop work. I go with the materiality of materials. I push the materials by intervening with them; manipulating them breaking them down into other substances. These processes were explored as a child.....cutting, crushing, building, collecting, foraging, mixing, water, earth, wood, stone, flaura and fauna.
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