Whimsy in Wood

Welcome to Whimsy in Wood
Continuing an American folk art tradition
Itinerant folk carvers of the 19th and early twentieth century would often trade their art for a nights stay in warm quarters or a hot meal.

These artistic knights of the road, most of whose names have been lost to history, were self-taught and created their work from the most basic of materials: scraps of wood, a pocket knife, and whatever colors they could obtain.

Despite their circumstances, or maybe because of them, they often brought a sense of humor, whimsy, or irony to their craft.

My work  aims to carry on that tradition applying it to modern themes as well as re-visiting some of their favorite patriotic and traditional subjects. By the way, the only hot meal offer I have had so far is for a large plain pie offered by the local pizzeria.

I hope you enjoy my work.
Gerald Andersen
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