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Fred Rose

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Lives in
Costa Mesa

Works in
Costa Mesa


CSULB (California State University Long Beach), 1992, BFA Ceramics
CSUF (California State University Fullerton), 2002, MFA Sculpture

Representing galleries
Milesstone Antiques Art and Objects

Wood, wood-sculpture


Wooden Saints, Danish Chairs, and Toothpicks 

I am fascinated by the oddities of wood, the idea of wood, the folklore of wood, the history of wood things, the practicality and discipline of woodworking.

My way of working allows me to explore the broad field and idea of wood so that I may combine poetics, thoughtfulness, and craft discipline.  My work combines different ideas and processes taken from the body of wood history and knowledge into new constructs rather than mastering one technique or style

I mill logs from trees that are being taken down in the urban forests of Long Beach and Costa Mesa, California. I combine found organic forms such as branches with my own man-made carvings, turnings, and furniture/constructions in attempt to connect wood back to the tree and to create new associations. 

Recent Exhibits

Fred Rose participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2014 Ink & Clay 40
W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
Apr, 2014 "Inspired: LA Artists Respond To Native Plant Gardens"
Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour
May, 2012 "Earth Dreams: Beyond the Sculptural Landscape"
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Jul, 2011 Fred Rose The Carpenter was Distracted
O.C. Fair
Mar, 2010 Branching Out: Botanically Inspired Works
El Camino College Art Gallery

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