Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Grampa's Violin

Grampa's Violin

Title

Grampa's Violin

Description

I recently won the creativity award at the International Woodcarvers Congress and often place among the top three in several categories of competition judged at that prestigious event. I have won juried shows with Mid-coast Fine Arts at “Window Walk, “Art in the Mark, Art at the Iowa Visitors Center, Art Under Glass, “The Great Mask Auction, and in 2003 at the Transportation Center. I have public art in the Evangelical Church in Moline, the Catholic Church in Rock Island and banners in Davenport and Moline. I am an accepted artist at Quad City Arts sales gallery. I have won best-of show awards for the last four years at Quad City Senior Olympics.

Creator

Wohlford, Bill

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2005-10-24

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=654
I sculpt in wood and I favor human figures, particularly female. The two things contradict. Wood is heavy and solid while the forms that I capture are light and airy. I absolve the conflict by leaving much of the human body to the observer. Violins and orchestral music are light, almost weightless. This piece is made light by the absense of everything that is unnecessary to the impression of a young girl concentrating on a musical lesson.

Format

50
30
22
walnut, pine

Type

Still image
Sculpture (Visual work); Sculpting; Woodworking;

Identifier

10242005.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1118