Fred Rose

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In support of Broken Limbs, 2010 Victoria Box (Pittosporum Undulatum), Transparency Of X Ray Of Annie D’S Broken Arm, Sycamore Branch 60” X 48” X 32”
The Genome of Joseph Merrick and the Secret of White Burl, 2007 Holly, Bleached Maple Burl, Glass, Silkscreen (Printed By Kimiko Miyoshi) 68” X 26” X 14”
Shade is Tree for Shadow, 2008 Brisbane Box, Heather
The Poem the Lumberjack Whispers to His Ax, 1990 - present. Assorted Scrap Wood, Paint, Bailing Wire Varies © yes
My Two Left Feet, 1994 Sycamore From Csulb, Doweled Apricot Prunings, Salvaged Pine, Nails.
Shoji Gothic Ghost Story, 2016 Ash Wood Milled Csulb, Creeping Fig
Quick Facts
Lives in
Costa Mesa
Works in
Costa Mesa
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. 

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