(301) 791-3132
34 South Potomac Street, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm   Sat: 10am -4pm or by Appt   Sun-Mon: closed

Neil Super

Neil Super

Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Website: http://www.tworiversturnings.com/index.html
I create my art because I value the shared wonder I feel when I successfully express associations between the beauty of the natural world and human living. I take inspiration from my sensate and intellectual experience of trees and wood, and the sheer joy I feel when using turning tools. Based on environmental concerns, I generally eschew the use of exotic species; rather, I use domestic hardwoods that I have responsibly harvested or otherwise up-cycled. I thus spend countless hours in the woods, combing through burn piles, and making personal connections with people who know of available wood, which often comes with a story behind it that I am eager to tell. I seek out wood that has “character”; this loaded term can include unusual or intense figure and color, remarkable circumstances as to its origin, placement, or availability, features that some consider “defects” or “flaws,” or a combination of such factors. Often the wood I harvest is fresh cut and green, which means several years may pass before I actually use it. My art thus makes me feel in tune with, and connected to nature; happily it makes me feel the same way about people with whom I share it. I feel adventuresome and original when I create, but also humbled. Creating art makes me feel like I am growing as a person, and sometimes makes me feel a sense of spirituality I have not found elsewhere.

Wood Turning Gifts under $50

Supported in part by:

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.

The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.