Peregrine O'Gormley

elected member

Peregrine works from his Washington studio, sculpting nearly all of his original work from wood. With many of the wood originals, he takes latex molds to produce bronze editions. Peregrine collects much of the wood he works with in the immediate surroundings, all of it either fallen or driftwood. Juniper, Western Red Cedar, Maple and Yew are his local favorites. On annual trips to British Columbia, he collects Alaskan Yellow Cedar, which dear friends gather for him off the beach near their home in the Georgia Straight. The tree that it once was, its scents, the feel of a sharp blade pushing through its grain, its individual peculiarities, and unique living histories elicit Peregrine’s love of wood.

elected member

Peregrine O'Gormley

Peregrine works from his Washington studio, sculpting nearly all of his original work from wood. With many of the wood originals, he takes latex molds to produce bronze editions. Peregrine collects much of the wood he works with in the immediate surroundings, all of it either fallen or driftwood. Juniper, Western Red Cedar, Maple and Yew are his local favorites. On annual trips to British Columbia, he collects Alaskan Yellow Cedar, which dear friends gather for him off the beach near their home in the Georgia Straight. The tree that it once was, its scents, the feel of a sharp blade pushing through its grain, its individual peculiarities, and unique living histories elicit Peregrine’s love of wood.