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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MEILIE MOY-HODNETT

MEILIE MOY-HODNETT

Artist Work

Cane #102: Figured Koa, Ebony & Padauk
2010
Figured Koa, Gaboon Ebony & Padauk
7" x 1.5" x 40"
Walking Stick #063
2009
Wood: Banksia Pod, Ziricote, Black Walnut
53" x 3"
Cane #097: Figured Koa & Freshwater Pearls
2010
Wood: Figured Koa, Ebony, Cocobolo, Sapele & Freshwater Pearls
7" x 1" x 40"
Cane #089: Figured Manzanita
2010
Wood: Fancy Figured Manzanita
6" x 1.5" x 38"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I believe that the cane user should not be limited to the flimsy and unattractive canes that are most common on the market place and I want the user to be proud to show off my canes and have onlookers be able to admire the beauty of the natural woods just the same. Using multiple wood techniques and wood combinations my designs are yet to be exhausted. I hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as I’m having fun creating them. I am also interested in providing custom, ergonomic canes to wounded veterans, as the wrong size/height cane can do more physical damage and I can create the cane to their specific needs along with giving them an artistic piece to feel proud to use. A small payback for risking their life and limb.

Artist Bio

Background in jewelry, textiles (MD Inst. College of Art, Univ. Hawaii) I am a wood artist designing canes as a wearable, portable artform allowing the user to show style and inner character. I want to show off the natural grains of the wood and manipulate the shape to be an ergonomic tool to give proper support. I also aim to give the cane user an aesthtically appealing piece of artwork that they can enjoy while using and have others admire, thus also helping they pyschological needs to walk with pride and dignity instead of being embarrased from using an unsightly drugstore type medical device.