Faith Abrams is a woodcarver extraordinaire.
Her intimately crafted sculptures reveal a painstaking devotion to the
expression of her personal vision, balanced by a respect for the inherent
aesthetic possibilities of the various woods with which she works. It
is this ability to shape and form her elegantly stylized creations while
respecting the natural grain, surfaces and textures of her materials
that give her pieces their purity and appeal.
Abrams’ subjects range from the commonplace to the metaphysical,
yet the artist seems equally at home in both arenas. She is able to
produce a giant pea pod masterfully carved in mahogany or a delicately
wrought briar crucifix with equal ease and authority. There is a gentleness
and unselfconscious beauty in the artist’s work that is irresistible.
In an age when many artists seem at a loss as they struggle to keep
up with the latest trend, it is refreshing to see one who quietly follows
one of art’s most ancient traditions..woodcarving..and does so
with unwavering strength and certainty.
Art Critic, Bay Windows
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selection from her portfolio