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Home / Exhibits / Eye of the Beholder: Handcarved Canes and Walking Sticks by Frederick "Derby" Shortridge (August 24, 2020-October 25, 2020) /

Eye of the Beholder: Handcarved Canes and Walking Sticks by Frederick "Derby" Shortridge (August 24, 2020-October 25, 2020)

Born and raised in  Northeast Ohio, Frederick Shortridge began creating art at a young age, drawing on his grandmother's porch.

Shortridge was inspired to begin woodcarving began on a trip to San Francisco when he saw a man sculpting three galloping horses from driftwood on the beach. When he returned home, he found a discarded oak branch in the park and started his work connecting with the spirit of the wood and bringing his vision to life. His process of woodcarving begins with a sketch, then carving the outline and finally finishing with paint and varnish creating depth and detail in each walking stick and cane he creates. 

 

In 2017, Frederick Shortridge won the Akron Art Prize for his walking stick titled "Redemption, Ascension and Liberation". 

 

From the Artist: 

" I have always found my spirituality in nature, and the energy of a tree is majestic, sheltering, and giving. As I transform a dead or dying tree limb into a new work of art, my intent is to bring forth those qualities of strength and compassion in new ways for a suffering world."

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