Doing the Deimatic

Doing the Deimatic


Stanley Rill

My work reflects on my deep appreciation for the natural world, utilizing mostly found or reclaimed wood. Many times, the shape of the wood, or it’s intended setting suggests what it should be turned into. Other times, the idea starts out with a drawing, then l search for suitable materials to complete the piece.

I enjoy combining the processes of subtracting and adding materials to achieve the desired effect. It’s a combination of carving and assemblage that provides possibilities that cannot be achieved any other way.

For me, making things is one of life’s most rewarding pursuits. It gives me a sense of purpose that nothing else can, and l am grateful that l have had the opportunity to pursue my joy of creativity throughout my life. I look forward to continuing my creative journey as long as possible.