Jason Webb

Sculpture, Wood

I began my love of working with bamboo when making simple kites over thirty years ago. Influenced by East Asian designs the kites evolved into sail boat sculptures with silk and paper coverings until responsibilities led to a pause in my craft.

Returning to bamboo was like meeting an old friend. I now read every stem and respond with a split or a carve to work with the properties of the outer skin, fibres and nodes – creating spars that flex and twist, allowing the material to dictate form.

The process results in new possibilities, string now suggests sail and experiments with threads, pigments and gilding take my bamboo journey in new directions.

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