Kelton Osborn

 

Several of my recent pieces have evolved from memories of my early childhood experiences visiting my father's Botany lab. I had many experiences viewing items under the microscope and "assisting" my dad preparing plant specimens utilizing the plant press.

 

Often times I would tag-along on field studies with the students, gathering plants and sketching. For me, this was my introduction to the lifelong process of discovery. I have managed to incorporate this method into my own form of research and exploration with my paintings and sculpture in this series.

Truss 16x6x2, wood, graphite.jpg
Truss 16x6x2, wood, graphite.jpg
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Thresher 31x13x11, lathe, walnut, steel rods.jpg
Thresher 31x13x11, lathe, walnut, steel rods.jpg
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Press 68x13x7, lathe, leather, wood.jpg
Press 68x13x7, lathe, leather, wood.jpg
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Endotherm_44_x38_.jpg
Endotherm_44_x38_.jpg
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Coddle 38x13x7, plywood, rubber, steel, leather.jpg
Coddle 38x13x7, plywood, rubber, steel, leather.jpg
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Chassis 44x5x7 laminated wood, silver leaf.jpg
Chassis 44x5x7 laminated wood, silver leaf.jpg
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Armature No 2 20x12x4, Wood, rubber, steel & graphite.jpg
Armature No 2 20x12x4, Wood, rubber, steel & graphite.jpg
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Armature No.1 30x8x5, wood, rubber, wire, graphite.jpg
Armature No.1 30x8x5, wood, rubber, wire, graphite.jpg
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Char 30x16x7, lathe, bent plywood, charred wood.jpg
Char 30x16x7, lathe, bent plywood, charred wood.jpg
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