About The Artist
Andy DiPietro • Burlington, NJ
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The intent of my work is to express my passion for Art and Engineering. The art of my sculptures is in the shapes I carve together with the beauty of the wood I select. I choose hardwoods that exhibit unusual colors and uncommon figure. My forms and finishes are chosen to showcase the grain flow of the wood. I enjoy adding texture to my forms by sandblasting the surface and enhancing the grain with color dyes and oil finishes.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My sculptures are first roughed-out of a log with a gas chainsaw down to 100 lbs. Then I bring the form into my workshop for carving. I use over 20 different carving tools and templates to create my shapes along with a battery of different sanding tools to prepare the surfaces for finishing. The whole process takes 6-8 weeks.