Above: Craig Wedderspoon (American, born 1966), Oval, 2018, welded aluminum, Lent by the artist
Craig Wedderspoon trained as a glass and crystal carver but moved to making art from metal and wood in the late 1990s. Manipulating his chosen material and playing with density, pattern, surface, and the velocity of line, Wedderspoon combines geometry with patterns found in the natural world. This results in elegant abstract forms that are simultaneously fluid and ordered.
Currently, Wedderspoon is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University and his master’s degree in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo presentations at the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy.