Woodworks by Patrick Burke

Posted By on July 11, 2010

Patrick BurkeThese sculptures, furniture and relief carving are made by Patrick Burke from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States.
Patrick Burke became the first non-European to train in Ortisei village of about 4,000 people nestled in the Alps of northern Italy.
Ortisei is world-renowned for its rich history of professional wood sculptors — about 150 full-timers, plus hundreds of other part-timers, live and work in the village.
He trained there a full year in 2007. He trained with master wood sculptors Norbert Insam and Filip Piccolruaz.
Burke said about Ortisei:  “The whole village is pretty much artists, so it’s a beautiful place to live and work. Everyone really knows about art, because it’s built into their culture. They have a lot of pride in their tradition, their heritage and their culture. I was honored to be there learning from them.”

Burke intends to return to Italy in 2008 as a student at the prestigious The Florence Academy of Art in Florence.
Patrick Burke said: “I’ve heard people say they like my work, but I’m not anywhere near where I want to be. I’m never satisfied. I want to get better, and that’s why Florence is so important.”

Unfortunately, he does not have his own website, but he has facebook profile.
Information about Patrick Burke is taken from article by Benjamin Wideman from www.htrnews.com .

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2 Responses to “Woodworks by Patrick Burke”

  1. Dorothy says:

    Goodness…I have to go with the woman hovering on the rock and those jackets tossed on the chair…unbelievable and so very well done.
    Kudos on yet another great sample of your artistic talent~
    Thank you so much for sharing~

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