The Flying Pig Presents the Work of Bruce Bodden
Exhibiting no fear for exploring the possible combinations of color and shapes, artist Bruce Bodden creates bold and daring abstract paintings which turn average landscapes into three-dimensional patterns of lines and color. Bodden will be one of the featured artists at The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in Algoma.
Often beginning with a photograph, Bodden uses oil pastels or acrylic to create a range of nearly realistic imagery to geometrically simplified abstractions. In addition to oil pastel and acrylics, Bodden also works in wood. He is most notably known for his marquetry. This technique is the art of making pictures out of thin wood veneers. Bodden has accumulated more experience with wood, than painting, and since his hard edge geometric style lends itself quite readily to the marquetry process, it was a natural addition to his choice of mediums.
Bodden is an established, yet still emerging, artist from Neenah, Wisconsin. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in drawing and functional design.
The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace is located at N6975 Hwy 42, two miles south of Algoma. The gallery is open 9 am – 6 pm daily through October 31. For more information, call 920.487.9902 or visit http://www.theflyingpig.biz.