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"
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 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.
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 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.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
123 Market St., Saugerties, NY 12477, US
We are open week - ends 12 - 5 PM May through The end of December, and always by appointment