John Scarland artist
I have a root pleasure in tools and benches and the people who still spend their days at a bench. This little tryptych is a homage to the workbench and those familiar with such in a honest way. I have painted kettles, patterns and cramps along with handtools and papers all in a loosely ordered way that would be seen while making things. The three men pause, talk among themselves in an everyday way about the world and the work in hand, each man and subject as important as the other.