Saturday, February 27, 2010

Meticulous Dedication to Natural Beauty

There was a time when I knew this guy, Myke, who did wood working, and I used to sit for hours on end in his shop and watch him work. He made this kind of work into an artform. Every movement he made was like a dance with nature. With the wood itself. And the amount of focus he put into each task he did made him just fascinating to watch when he was at work.

Rarely have I seen any kind of woodwork
that even compares to the pieces he produced in that little shed. Today's feature, though, reminded me of Myke from the moment I saw the first piece.

Natural Selection Studio is filled with breathtaking pieces made in natural woods through the art of turning. The artist who's filled this shop with such beautiful pieces is Greg Gallegos.

Each piece in Greg's shop is created from wood that's been selectively gathered from renewable sources around Michigan, where he's located. He then takes the wood back to his shop in Haslett Michigan to create the beautiful pieces you find in his Etsy shop.

Greg's profile, explains that each creation is planned and executed in great detail from the wood that is chosen to the finished piece. He takes great effort to be meticulous and precise in his work, just in the way I remember watching that long ago friend being with his work. Its this kind of dedication and talent and focus that inspire me and that I truly admire.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT GREG GALLEGOS' STUDIO AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

4 comments:

M.M.E. said...

wow! He does absolutely gorgeous work. Your blog is wonderful.

Moonangelnay said...

i looooooooooove this guys store... absolutely wonderful, i caught him on link referral the other day! nice that you've featured him today!

Additionsstyle said...

What a amazing shop. I love watching people woring on wood projects too, it so relazing.

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful work. I love wood and the way people are able to work with it's natural beauty to create a piece.

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