Believing that wood is a living medium, Spirit Williams uses mostly hand tools while creating wood carvings of birds, animals and people. The direct interaction of knives and gouges with the wood allows her to feel her way into a breathing representation of the subject. She prefers to use native woods like basswood, butternut, cherry, poplar and walnut. Over the years, Spirit has progressed from using a hobby knife to quite an arsenal of professional carving tools. Spirit carves nearly every day; it is her life’s work, her celebration of life.
Spirit Williams has lived, worked and traveled all over the world, and her work is in collections in Europe, Asia and Australia as well as the United States. She is probably best known for her wildlife and bird wood carvings, but she is certainly not limited to those subjects. Her delicate figures and fantasies have a collector’s following, she has done many works for churches, and is often commissioned for portraits. She works with architects and interior designers to create detailing on doors, mantels, lintels, newel posts and wall murals. One major work, an 8’X 4’ wall sculpture 7" deep depicting the Kenya Bush with 76 animals, is a permanent installation at the Columbus, Ohio, Zoo, and was shown internationally on the cover of Reader’s Digest.
Spirit Wood Sculpture Studio & Spirits of the Hills Gallery Shop
6.6 miles from Rt 33 at 23500 St. Rt. 180, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
Phone: 740-385-8245 Fax: 740-380-2162
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