Artist Statement

A still life drawing of Black Amythyst vases - pen & ink

This is why....

Art using Found Objects  has attracted me since I was living in the San Francisco Bay area, and saw the large  sculptures made by local artists from objects lying on the edges of the Bay. They were fantastic, noisy, beautiful works with great energy, a sense of humor and form.

 Making a few of my own pieces in the 70's and later when I had a permanent studio in a wonderful church in Saugerties, NY, and beginning to combine objects with the cherry wood carvings I had been making, I began to develop a technique that worked well for me which I've continued to this day.

I favor wood objects, but have worked with a metal series, and have found success in layering found rag paper over metal and wire armatures, then  adding interesting objects to the mix and finishing with paint and beeswax.

I'm a traditionalistin that I like to make works that have a permanence and are unique.....I follow a quote by Virginia Woolf........."Arrange whatever pieces come your way"

                                                                                                                                    Fay Wood

REASONS FOR THE COST OF ART

  • Owning a work of art can add many years of pleasure and delight to your life. When you consider the talent, effort, and imagination that is involved in creating the art that you enjoy, you will understand how the price is calculated.
  • The artist must work in a space  that will accommodate the expensive tools, safety equipment, and materials required  to make the work intended. This also requires utilities, insurance, and the cost of the space.
  • Artists try to use the highest quality materials for their work; even "found object" materials must be selected and are time- consuming to acquire. Any artwork, from  the first concept to the completion of the piece, needs hours of design, engineering, fabrication and finishing - artists care deeply about their work and committed artists spend many hours working out the details and final creation of the work.
  • Artists must create a body of work; they rarely sell all the work they make. Artists have to make some work on speculation,to be available to show gallery owners, collectors, and corporate boards interested in commissioning the artist. If the artist is represented by a gallery, the gallery adds 30 - 100% to the artist's price. The investment is large.
  • Most artists, whatever their reputation,  have to teach or rely on other sources of income in order to continue to create.  Art doesn't just happen. When you  are looking at a work, you may not be aware of all the layers of cost.  Please remember - to create a particular work of art a highly talented, imaginative and committed professional artist has spent many years of study and practice to build the excellent work you are admiring.                                                                           

Speaking about the cost of art......

The FAY WOOD STUDIO will be holding a SILENT AUCTION on selected pieces from her portfolios for the holidays.  Held both on line and at the studio, it starts November 1st and ends December 3rd. There will be a special page on the website so you may participate..... here is a great way to buy art - fun and affordable!

SHIPPING & RETURN POLICIES

SHIPPING

Shipping policies and procedures - We will do our best to have your chosen work shipped as soon as possible - Either UPS Ground or USPS Priority International Mail service. Each piece must have a final cleaning and secure wrapping and possibly a crate must be built.We will be happy to send images of the piece(S) you have chosen as soon as you have decided on your purchase and we receive payment (shipping& handling are not included in the price of the work) - Please be sure we have your mailing address.


The studio Drawing room

RETURN POLICY

If unsatisfied with the work you have chosen, return it  to us within 10 days upon receiving it, and we will refund the payment, less 15% for handling & restocking. You will be responsible for return shipping costs. Please make sure you save the packing materials, and use these to repack the work in the safe manner we used to send it to you. Also please insure the  package. We cannot take the responsibility for damages to the work through mishandling during the return shipping.

WE CARE

We do care about the work created at the FAY WOOD STUDIO. Sculpture, and mixed media found object works are created by hand using found materials using the flaws already present in the materials as part of the design. We pack in a secure manner - if the packaging shows no damage, then the work inside is undamaged. We take no responsibility for any damage that happens to the piece after it was removed from the packaging. Please be careful in handling the work - if damaged, we will do the best to repair  it- there will be a fair charge for repair and you are responsible for any shipping costs.

That said, we want you to be truly pleased with the work you have chosen to live with, and  we thank you for supporting the arts.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Fay Wood Studio/ Gallery

123 Market St., Saugerties, NY 12477, US

(845) 246-7504

Hours

 We are open week - ends 12 - 5 PM  May through The end of December, and always by appointment