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Sandy Huse

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Works in
Los Angeles



I work primarily as a sculptor & mixed-media artist with wood being my most important material of choice in order to make pieces that have a personal narration for me.  Often, I begin with a word or phrase that appears in my head & go forward with that in mind to illustrate, entertain or amuse.

My main tool of choice in this process is the lathe, where most of the things I make get their start in life.  The drama of wood chips flying off a chunk of wood is intoxicating to me.  I’m also a big fan of fire & almost always integrate a flame process whether it’s the subtlety of pyrography or the brute force of a propane torch.
I don't define myself as creating a specific type of art beyond the fact that it is 3-dimensional.  There is a lot of wiggle-room about what my sculptures depict & I relish hearing what others see in what I have created.  Even such simple items as bowls are planned & executed in order to have the viewer see “bowl” in a different light; not simply a container for fruit or cereal, but as an extension of the spirit of the tree. 

I have also discovered wood’s organic nature can add an element of surprise & opportunity.  Despite all planning, cracks may open up unexpectedly, bark may chip off, or an inclusion appears when the wood is carved.  All of these force me to adapt continually & to see possibilities in potential disaster.  Since nearly 100% of the wood I use is green (freshly cut) & local, I have plenty of opportunity to practice this adaptation since green wood will warp & crack until it stabilizes.  I also feel my practice is environmentally sound as this wood would normally be relegated to the dump as garbage.

And finally, I believe that art and craft should be easily accessible to anyone who has an interest.  To that end, I continue to teach classes and participate in public demonstrations and community outreach projects in the Los Angeles area.  No artist ever exists in a vacuum & I pay my mentors back by paying it forward.

More of my work can be seen at:


Recent Exhibits

Sandy Huse participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2012 Tesserae and Turning
New Stone Age Mosaic Studio
Nov, 2011 19th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour
Lummis Home
May, 2011 Arroyo Arts Collective Art Auction
Audubon Center at Debs Park
Apr, 2011 Conservation and Conversation
Audubon Center at Debs Park
Apr, 2011 The Arroyo Arts Collective Presents: For The Birds
Audubon Center at Debs Park
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