Robert Chatelain

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Robert Chatelain, Frog Hollow Artist, VT Wood Works
Artist Statement
For inspiration I draw on what I call "the hand of man in nature." My greatest respect is given to craftsmen who integrate the constructed with the natural; a Japanese garden and its borrowed scene, a Wright house tucked beneath the brow of a hill, the manicured way that the Blue Ridge Parkway cuts through the wilderness. My work joins the organic with the synthetic in a manner which although it is not invisible, it is seamless and it is unified by the common chaos of the burl wood and the inlay.