Monday, September 22, 2008

The Art of Wood

Ossining resident Matko Peckay creates beautiful art--much of which is very comfortable. Peckay's carved wood pieces range from chairs to desks to sculptures. Peckay was kind enough to take a moment to answer a few questions.

How long have you lived in northern Westchester?

9 years, in Ossining.

What attracted you to Ossining?
An 1880's house with enough room for a studio that was affordable. And the diversity of the population.

How does living and working in northern Westchester affect your work?
Westchester offers a surrounding with the perfect mix of sophistication, nature, and relaxation necessary for my work.

Each Spring, you and your wife organize Touched By Design, a group showing of artists. How did that start?
We used part of our house as a showroom and thought we could use it as well to help other regional artists showcase their work in a relaxed environment. It grew from about 75 visitors in our first year, five years ago, to over 350 visitors in the past two years.

To learn more about Matko Peckay's work, check out his website and Touched by Design.

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