Salt Contemporary Art | Paul Barton
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Paul Barton

Paul Barton:

Lives and works 0n the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria.

I am a self taught wood turner and have developed my work through my love and passion for timber, and in particular Australia’s Native trees.

Much of the timber I use is salvaged from the forest floor. e.g. logging remains.

I am inspired by simple forms and trying to achieve, what I perceive to be, a pure shape. I like my pieces to say “touch me”, for the onlooker to be drawn to the timber and enjoy its texture, shape, smell and natural beauty. I have been turning in my spare time over the past 10 years and have just recently decided to make this my full time occupation. In being a biologist I understand and appreciate the delicate ecosystem of the Australian Native Forests and would like to help preserve our National Heritage and help others to appreciate this beautiful, but limited, resource.

Through my work I endeavour to create forms that are pleasing to the beholder, to stimulate the senses and only hope that people fall in love with the wood as have I.

(Paul Barton)