Thursday, February 18, 2010
Dylan Pym. Is he the Dylan of modern woodworking?
A good friend of mine recently tuned me on to this artist working out of The UK. His work is straightforward, clean, and not too busy. What he really brings to the table is the weight of his work. I don't mean how much the pieces tip the scales, but the weight they would carry in a room. They are big, heavy forms that don't have a lot of flashy movement. They instead, sternly and gently guide the eye around the work. They don't leave a lot of questions unanswered. The movement in the pieces is in no way subtle, but is direct and does not distract from the natural beauty of the heavy figured oak. He has created something that will be here long after all of us are gone.