Gordon Bok Woodcarvings
Gordon grew up among the woodcarvers, joiners and machinists of the boatyards in Camden, Maine. Encouraged from an early age in drawing and design, Gordon began carving in bas-relief over thirty
years ago. Carving the scenes from his experiences and environment
has helped him return to his years working along the coasts,
as well as documenting vessels and the ways of building and
fishing them. Many of these vessels and people are now gone.
Like his music, these carvings are a way to enter more deeply
into his world. Images are richly sculpted into mahogany,
butternut and native pine. Woods such as cypress, Alaskan
cedar, siruaballi, British Colombian yew and Spanish cedar
have traveled many miles to reach his studio and become a work of art.
Gordon's woodcarvings will be on exhibit at the Maine Coastal Islands Art Gallery (9 Water Street, just beyond the Harbor) in Rockland, Maine September 1st - Nov 30.