Wood Art; Not For Sale
I don’t sell any pieces, those friends who appreciate and desire to own a piece of wood art, I have them make a donation to a charity of my choosing.
My first wooden art piece was made when I was in High School, back in the 50ies
For many years I did not touch wood carving/turning until I went into the Army, at the Arts and Craft Center. mid 60’s
Advertising career, Madison Ave, 22 years, moved to RI taught at RISD, started a ad agency, marketing firm in RI grew business, retired in 2012
Many Advertising awards, worked on creative for AT&TT, US Army VW, Kodak, BF.Goodrich, etc
Started carving when my kids where young in1970, had to stop and raise a family, run a business. Picked-up wood turning in 1989 in RI,
My (Donated) wood arts has helped raise money for MS, Make a Wish, Wheel Chairs for Kids, A wish Come True RI, American Heart Assoc. Clearwater Free Clinic. American Cancer Society
I love receiving a log from a friend that has taken down a tree, then releasing what has been held inside the wood and giving it a new life so people can find another appreciation from that tree. I like thinking that I recycle trees.
Recent 5 pieces were all made for my 5 grandchildren. There is a story behind each child and the pieces I created, it is about their personalities and their dreams.
I don’t want to duplicate nature, I want the pieces to be whimsical, have their own personality, one of a kind.
I sign and make these wood art pieces for friends who I will someday leave behind. I believe on this earth when you die you only die after the last person speaks your name.
Ken’s passion for the arts started early in his life. He started to create wood art in the early sixties. His passion for creating art form nature’s forest branched into his career in advertising world. He has taught at the School of Visual Art, NYC, and (RISD) Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Ken has served as Creative Director of Cote & Dambrosio, Business to Business, Retail/Consumer/Manufacturing practice area. Ken brings broad experience spanning over 38 years (22 years on Madison Ave, NYC) in marketing, advertising and creative design. As an award-winning commercial /director/photographer, Ken’s perspective of the world through the camera lens turned out to be his genius as a creative director, film director, author and originator of some of the best advertising concepts and campaigns the industry has seen in many years.
· Ken understands the complex marketing impact a concept and its visuals have on the human psyche. Understanding that impact and tailoring an ad or concept to motivate a desired human response is at the core of Ken’s powerful and highly successful career. As part of the visual creative team in helping the creation of two of the world’s longest-running advertising campaigns, “Be All You Can Be” for the U.S. Army, and “Reach Out And Touch Someone” for AT&T. He also was part of the visual creative team that helped develop the “Times of Your Life” campaign for Kodak.
· His achievements in marketing, advertising, and design, are widely recognized, as his 2 Clio and over 25 Andy awards a, 2 Zephr Gold Awards, 2 Stevie Awards, 3 SIAA Awards, 9 International Davey Awards, 2 Summit International Awards, 10 Hermes Creative Awards, 2 Communication Awards, 2 MacCom Awards, 1 American Business Award, one International Business Award. He has transformed his many years of creative knowledge from his professional life into his passion for creating wood art.
· “Understanding the mysteries and beauty of what natures has given us in a tree, then releasing it into a work of art is one of the most exciting moments for me when discovering a new work of wood art that will live on forever and bring joy to many” Ken