Michael Hosaluk: Stories in Wood

Michael Hosaluk, an internationally known artist based in Saskatchewan, tells stories in innovative wood work, ranging from functional vessels and furniture, to highly decorative sculptural pieces  (Above: Bowl of Strange Fruit)

From the series I’m a Little Teapot, wood, acrylic paint, copper, horsehair; 7″h x 7- l/4″diameter

My work tells stories from my life, places I’ve been. people I’ve met, architecture, our environment. These stories are interwoven into the objects I create. Craft goes beyond the pleasure of our senses and deals not only with aesthetics, but social and ideological lives. –Artist Statement

Cactus Chair and Table

Fish Bowl, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Buzz 1 & Buzz 3, collaboration with Marilyn da Silva

Candlesticks, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Bronfman Collection

Michael Hosaluk’s website, here.

Artist biography, here.

More work at Darrell Bell Gallery, here.

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