"The Meander of the River" by Zuretti 'Zooey' Goosby is hand crafted woodwork for indoor or outdoor enjoyment. It measures 5.5 inches x 12.5 inches.
From the artist... A REVERENCE FOR OLD WOOD AND OUTDOOR EXPRESSIONS. I have always enjoyed woodworking as a form of creative expression. Now that I am retired, I have turned my interests to working with 100% reclaimed- primarily old growth - Redwood and Douglas Fir that was used for centuries in this region to construct many of the living structures in our north coast region of California. This piece was made with wood from a barn torn down along the Old Arcata Road, the Carson Block Building on F St. in Eureka and from the many remodel projects that occur regularly.
I am inspired by the natural rhythms and cycles we all experience in nature. The designs and symbolism of our north coast Tribes, full of the spirit of the earth that nurtures us all, also nourish my creativity. You will find my interpretation of this in many of my pieces. It is my intent to pass this on to you as the beholder of my work.
Our old growth woods have a special spirit and essence of their own. These reclaimed remnants are the relics of those old giants that dominated our region for tens of thousands of years. Now that they are gone, except in protected areas, it is a privilege to be able to reclaim their wood and continue their use as special pieces of beauty and enjoyment. Old redwood and fir is great wood to work with. It cuts and shapes easily and its grain is strong and tight. Many of the pieces are crafted from reclaimed wood that is thousands of years old.
Meditative pieces – a symbolic visual experience- is a theme that runs through much of what I do. These are symbolic of the universe we inhabit. This includes our planet, our solar system, our individual position in this and the cycles and patterns that make up the fabric of creation. We are all connected and understanding the connection helps us better share this life in peace with each other. Many spiritual traditions use a mandala or contemplative art form to feed this awareness.