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Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11am-6pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-5pm
CLOSED Mon, Tues, Wed.
11 Woodruff St, Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983
NWFA continues to search out fellow artists looking to participate in the daily workings of the gallery while offering a professional and welcoming setting to showcase their artwork.
David Woodward has been in the Adirondacks since 1957,
with a family history in America dating back to 1637. This significant family presence has engendered a sense of history and helped to inform his views on the evolution of art, society and modernization.
David uses blacksmithing, an ancient and almost lost technique, to form a bridge between the past and the present. Starting with functional but artfully crafted pieces, Woodward draws the viewer past function towards history and a sort of primal emotion.
His pieces fulfill a current need, but with an artistic nod to the past, that might be just as treasured in an ancient's hands.
Woodward feels strongly that functionality ensures that a piece will have a future, but is just as passionate about the craft that made the piece a work of art, educating present and future stewards and forging a bond with the past.
Woodward, a member of the Adirondack Designer Blacksmiths, is participating in the international blacksmithing event YPRES 2016. He will have poppies, the particular symbol of the event available at his opening. The proceeds will be donated to the local VFW organization in remembrance of Memorial Day.
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~ David J. Woodward ~