The Carved Baseball Bats of Peter Schuyff

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Artist Peter Schuyff, among other activities, carves baseball bats. When asked about the origins of this idea, he wrote:

The whole thing started with carving sticks on my walks. I’ve made long walks in New Guinea, the Amazon, Burma, jungles, I like jungles. At the end of the day there’s not much to do and I started carving sticks while staring off somewhere. Sometimes in the morning I’d climb a tree, bore a hole and put the stick in it. They were about the size of pencils and when I got back to New York I’d carve pencils in front of the television. It was weeks before I left for Vancouver, and in New Guinea I didn’t have much to do. When I got to Vancouver I saw straight away logs and totem poles


Link via DudeCraft | Interview with the Artist

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i had the displeasure (kidding) of hanging one of peter's optically-jarring paintings once. a huge painting with some really crazy stuff going on. dizzying.
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