bill grader biography
Since my first tree fort, I have loved working with wood. I am especially drawn to driftwood and enjoy touching it with its sinuous curves and implied history. Every piece is different, with its own story. How did it come to be lying on that particular stretch of beach? What was tits journey, from tree to river to ocean?
I combine different types of wood with natural stones. I center the natural elements with re-purposed rusty metal bits, which tell of human endeavor meant to conquer time and nature. Ironically the metal always returns a natural state.
By transforming the old and discarded into something new and useful, I create an object with a new story, a new history.