Turner + Turner showcases the fine woodworking skills of Neil Turner.
Woven through all of Neil's artwork is a deep respect for the material and the natural forces that have acted upon it. He looks for the quiet ripples eroded in soil by wind, the delicate eddies left by water, and the swirling lick of flames.
Observing the subtle interplay of light and shadow, he creates fluid forms from solid wood, working with the material's natural grain direction and pattern, blemishes and voids.
Neil primarily uses Australian timbers and works in a highly sympathetic way with the material, the natural features of the timber informing the finished piece.
Image: Turner + Turner, Wooden Utensils, 2020. Photo: Courtesy of the artist