ARTS DOWNTOWN "EXPLORE PUYALLUP'S OUTDOOR ART GALLERY"
by BILL WENTWORTH
Material: Stainless Steel & Bronze
Artist Website: sterlingdesign.org
Generally, as with this piece, my work reflects the relationship of modern industrial technology and nature, but takes it a step beyond. The abstraction of “Number 5” suggests what might happen if nature took back control of some of what is done by man. What would it look like if bronze and stainless steel grew out of the ground like a plant?
Bill Wentworth studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, and holds a degree in sculpture and industrial design from San Jose State. He became interested in metal work when he was a child, as he became fascinated by the handiwork that went into the custom-made bodies of Italian and British racing cars. As an adult, he studied drafting and the machine trade, which led to a to a management position in a company that specialized in architectural metal fabrication.He began his career as artist rather recently, and opened a studio – Sterling Design – in Poulsbo, Washington. He finds that his attention is repeatedly drawn to the natural architecture of plants.