Ivan Braun - fine artist

IVAN BRAUN - As an artist and woodturner I strive to create beautiful objects that honor and embellish the natural materials I start with.  I create utilitarian and decorative bowls, vases, hollow-forms and platters that are uplifting to look at, sensuous to hold and a pleasure to use. Much of my inspiration and almost all of my wood comes from trees salvaged from New York City’s urban forest.  Whether they are street trees that have succumbed to the rigors of city living, old growth trees that have survived in parks and green spaces or exotics brought to the city from around the world, they each have an inner beauty waiting to be released on the lathe. Website: ivanbraun.com