Todd's Gallery

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Welcome to Todd Morrow's Gallery! My primary mediums are wood and stone and I hope you enjoy my sculptures. With my beginnings as a wood working hobbyist, wood carving had always been an irresistible draw for me and one day I was inspired to give it a try. I didn't have access to many resources at the time, so I bought some "cheap" tools, found some small pieces of wood and began to learn how to carve. I don't look at myself as a "self taught" wood carver. I tried to carve and learned from what the wood demonstrated to me the things that would work and what would not.  
  
While occasionally I have used milled lumber, I prefer to use salvaged wood, and lately I have discovered that using "found" wood such as driftwood or wood from fallen trees presents both challenges and results that I just don't get from dimensional and milled lumber. While some of my inspiration comes from my life experiences, much of my inspiration comes directly from nature, be it an animal, a reflection on water, or even a shadow. Double this with the fact that I am using natural found wood and each completed carving is all the more satisfying.
   
In recent years I have become interested in stone sculpture. In 2005 I had the opportunity to study and carve under the tutelage of 2 talented sculptors from the Chapungu Sculpture Park, in the Shona region of Zimbabwe, Africa.    

One of the things that I like about both wood and stone, is the fact that most people consider them dead or lifeless. However, with a little time and effort, I have been given the ability to transform them. From inert or dead objects, I can shape them and give them a new lease on life.



"I've seen the word custom used so freely over the years, it no longer inspires much faith, except on those rare occasions when I get to work with people like Todd who have a passion for making one of a kind creations. Couple that drive with a practical mind set geared to poblem solving and I see a combination that reminds me what custom is really meant to be."

Geoff Schenkel

Participated in many local "Merchants and Artists Walks", as well as a supporter of many local community art projects, such as the "Wakefield" mural, and "Hamsterdam".

Has worked with local Art organizations to to promote the arts in the community.

Thank you for your interest....