The Carvings of Christopher Wagner

I loved how his translucent figures worked with the light in the gallery.  This piece caused the most stir in the Minthorne Gallery.  One assistant who was touching up things swore she saw it move!

I was sad to see it go.  This past Saturday Christopher Wagner came to our Minthorne Art Gallery and to0k down his “Drifting Dream.”  Many a kind complement we received about the show.

Christopher’s little “Scrub Jay” sat in the window of the gallery.

Christopher is originally from the South, but now resides in Oregon, and hand carves figures and animals out of wood with a history: this was a pole, this was a chair, this was driftwood.  My students found his work, haunting, thoughtful, and symbolic.  Perhaps you will find it of interest too.

The pieces that drew the longest gazes were wooden pieces that Christopher stretched pig gut over creating an amber transparent surface encasing the carved wooden structures within.  As some balked at the use of pig gut (which he buys in bulk at New Seasons Market), all I could reply back was, “Come on, you eat the stuff when you scarf down a sausage, why not use it as art material!?”

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