Bart Ingraham

Suttons Bay, Michigan

Created in 2012
Material: black walnut

“My interest in carving started when my wife and I were in the Peace Corps in the Phillippines. We visited a mountain tribe in Bagio who carved and sold items in the tourist trade. My reaction was, I can do that, and so it started. Upon return I started creating items which were incorporated into our living space. With the passing of time I started creating signs for local businesses done in the relief style. This satisfied my creative urges until the turn of the century when I started carving in three dimensions. I started small and got hooked by the process of creating somethingfrom an unformed block of wood. Three years ago I tried carving in stone and now work in both mediums. I am represented by two galleries in Traverse City and at our business, Bellwether Gardens in Suttons Bay. My work has been juried into several local shows.”

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He writes, “Emergence can mean many things: birth, new life emerging from the forest floor, or awkening to a clearer vision of life."

Emergence was coated  with five coats of marine varnish for outdoor protection.  

Ingraham’s work has been on display since the Walk of Art opened in 2013.  Other pieces by Ingraham are Blue Eyes and Blue Dragon.  He also has a piece in Michigan Legacy Art Park.

Approximate dimensions and weight:

65” high, 16” wide

75 pounds


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