Silver Maple Hollow Form, Jubal Prevatte

Jubal Prevatte

Although I have been a lifelong woodworker and furniture maker, my turning practice really began in earnest after an ice storm swept through Portland Oregon in February of 2021. I was aghast at the number of trees fallen around my neighbourhood, and the city as a whole. I commenced a program of “bowl bombing”, cutting bits from fallen trees and returning a bowl over the next few days with a note sharing my sympathies at the loss of a gorgeous tree and hoping the bowl could serve as a reminder of the beauty of nature around us and the importance of caring for our trees, particularly in urban areas. I was moved by the response; requests came in to make more for the family to share as people reminisced of their children playing in the trees or their parents tending it when they were young. To this day I try to do my best to let the wood speak, seeing my job as simply one of listening to what the wood is saying and helping it express its own story to the best of my abilities.

Media/artform: Turned wood
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