Michael Logan Woodle
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Conway, SC USA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Coastal Carolina University
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Educator/Maker
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http://loganwoodle.com

I awake hearing the rumblings of a grandfather seven hundred miles away, I see the fingerprints of a woman long dead on my breakfast, and I work to the rhythmic footsteps of a man plowing fields half a century ago. I cannot define myself except in their words. My relationship to this mythology is that of a mule to its yoke. This mythology binds and burdens me, yet it allows me the confidence of definite path. This body of work addresses these blessed burdens; it allows me to understand my own compulsions and to give permanence to all the things I find are too easy to forget and impossible to live without. I have come to see the tobacco farmer as every bit the craftsman I aspire to be and metalsmithing forms my tribute to those who bent their backs to labor we now consider unnecessary. The physicality of process binds me to the South with a shared labor. I fold rows of copper as a harrow rolls hills of dirt, grateful for the ache given by the day’s efforts as it mimics those of the arthritic hands of my grandmother after a day in the fields. Art allows me to catalog this journey, broadcasting the allegories of my childhood in new and verdant minds with the hopes that they may live on when even I have left them behind.

 

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At 1:16pm on September 23, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through October 15, 2016.

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At 6:15pm on January 19, 2014, alice simpson said…

Varied and powerful work. Welcome to crafthaus

At 2:41pm on October 23, 2012, Glen Guarino said…

Hi Michael, Not sure if you do any type of lighting. Enlighten Me is our next online show here at Crafthaus  http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-enlighten-me

At 8:33am on August 6, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

So, what's next? How are your plans going to start a school? :-)

Brigitte

At 10:35pm on April 30, 2011, jenny Fillius said…
Your work is marvelous, my favorite is the cookie press, love it.
At 1:44pm on February 12, 2011, Katie Poterala said…
...oh.  and those were chasing tools  that i was making
At 1:43pm on February 12, 2011, Katie Poterala said…
hey! glad to see you joined the rest of the world here :)  and even more glad you finally posted some new stuff!
At 12:15pm on February 12, 2011, Mo Schreffler said…
congrats on getting featured!
At 10:42am on February 6, 2011, Robert Thomas Mullen said…
give me credit for those photos yo!  glad you finally got one!
At 8:06am on February 6, 2011, Cappy Counard said…

Well done. Nice to see you on Crafthaus.

 

 
 
 

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