The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood

The Wood Artist: Creating Art Through Wood

A new book by Furniture Society member Norman Pirollo. “I have been a Furniture Society member for years and have been greatly inspired by fellow makers in the Furniture Society. So it is my turn to share my journey and experience and hopefully inspire other makers.”

Norman Pirollo, wood artist at Pirollo Design, narrates his fascinating journey of transitioning from full-time employment to being self-employed as a wood artist and furniture designer + maker. He currently creates studio furniture, wood art and sculptural work in his studio. Norman faced many obstacles throughout the journey where apprehension about the decision was often at the forefront. Perseverance, fate and critical decisions combined to map out the direction he followed later in life. Often seeking creative outlets, working as a multidisciplinary artist ultimately became his vocation. Norman Pirollo chronicles his fascinating journey over a fifteen-year period. Follow the riveting story of how his technology career evolved into a multidisciplinary art career including studio furniture, sculpture and wood art. Read how Norman, through determination and perseverance, finally attained his goal of becoming both a studio furniture maker and an artist in the genre of wood art. Delving into and studying art history has provided him the art language and background to develop his own vision of wood art. Discover how he immersed himself into the contemporary art movement to develop a style and voice of his own. Find out how, through twists and turns, Norman acquired the skills and techniques to become an award-winning furniture maker, wood artist and sculptor today. The opportunity to work at something he truly enjoys has ultimately brought him solace and independence.

A short video of the evolution of his work in the book is available here.

More information on book available at Norman's web site.