Roger Asay and Rebecca Davis
Partners in marriage and in professional life, Roger and Rebecca work together to produce some of the most unusual and unique artwork around. Ranging from individual small sculptural spheres to large installations of stone, earth, sand and gravel, poles, sticks and logs, in minimally conceived geometric configurations, Roger and Rebecca never fail to tantalize the viewer with their creative designs. Roger and Rebecca have been working collaboratively since 1982, and in the early 1990's, developed a particularly unique sculptural design: the wooden sphere. Beginning with two pieces of wood pegged together, the two artists continue to tightly peg more and more pieces of wood together until they have reached a chosen diameter. No nails used... only wooden pegs. Although the finished piece looks like "turned wood," it is not. Once pegged, each piece is carefully ground and shaped by hand; the spherical shape is determined entirely by eye. Each piece is from a single species of tree or bush gathered locally. The sculptures are finished with a polymer based sealer and then a Minwax paste wax. If your piece should become dull over time, it can be re-waxed, however, do not use liquid or spray furniture polish.