I chatted with Richard Pearse recently via email — about his latest group of work. Many of the pieces you see here are featured in Richard's show, WINTER IN THE COWSHED that opened last weekend at KRETS.
I have featured Richard's work a few times (first as a Reader Love post back in 2010). I've never asked him about his process or the time he puts into it until recently, he happily told me:
"I couldn't say how long exactly but if you consider all the cutting, gluing and then
contemplation & consideration time it all starts to add up. It's a
challenge managing time but I try to have around 3 or 4 on the go at
once to keep the whole gluing/drying phase of the process in check and
to obviously keep my mind stimulated by not staring at the same pieces
for too long - well at least thats the plan."
I'm not sure why (or why I am admitting this outloud), but I never actually realized that Richard cut and glued each and every piece of wood within his work. I just thought he was lucky enough to find awesome salvaged wood that he painted. That's what you get here folks, me admiting to being somehow oblivious to completley obvious happenings. Regardless, I now have an even deeper appreciation and love for his work.
Do you have a favorite of in this new group? It's so hard to choose, but I love the one right below.