Collaborative Sculpture by AAKSO — Artist Story

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You may remember when we posted about Peepwool (back in 2013). Well, a lot has changed for Amy + Kelsey within the realm of their business life, so we thought it would be fun to show you some updated photos of them and their work. They have combined both their talents as well as their names, to form AASKO (Amy Arnold + Kelsey Sauber Olds).

Here’s a bit of the story, from their website: “Kelsey had been making custom furniture and offering a line of bamboo cutting boards, while Amy had been making fiber and clay dolls and recycled wool hats. In 2012 Amy made her way into the wood shop and began carving her figurative sculptures in wood. Amy’s presence in the wood shop has led us to a new partnership.  Together, we are making a cast of human/animal figurative sculptures in wood. The shaping, refining and texturing of basswood is done with a combination of power and hand tools. The pieces are finished with layers of milk paint. As our collaboration relies upon a balance between our sensibilities, personalities and skills, so too do our finished pieces walk a fine line. We are interested in exploring a balance between human and animal; wild and tame; crude and refined; movement and stability; humor and seriousness; adult and child; toy and art object.”

They had just come off of hosting a local art tour at their place, and even after all of that busy, were still kind enough to let us take some photos of what their process looks like:

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Also, here’s where you can find out more about AAKSO:

Website
Facebook
Instagram

This post is part of our Artist Stories series – to find out more about why and what we’re doing, head here. Follow along on Facebook to watch for more Artist Stories like this! 

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