Edd Kuropat – Mixed Media – The Purple Pomegranate

The Purple Pomegranate, a fine craft specialty store, is featuring work by wood and glass artist, Edd Kuropat during the month of May. The exhibit will feature works that were inspired by his life in Western Montana. With studios in the Yaak and the Flathead valley, he has been influenced by the flowing rivers and streams to the high mountains of Montana, creating the landscapes we see around us with reclaimed wood, metal and stained glass. Edd says “By using aged, reclaimed local wood and metal, I feel I create the light and texture that is seen and felt in the landscapes around us. Combining this with various types of glass, I create the ever changing refractive light that gives us the beauty of a misty sun rise on a river to the glory of an alpenglow sunset over the Rocky Mountains.”

 Kuropat, owner of Yaak River Originals, is a fine woodworker with more than 25 years experience building and creating. He creates furniture and sculptures that range in size from small table top and wall displays to large revolving sculptures that extend beyond 5 feet tall. Most of his projects develop slowly so that he can find the best matches of the materials. Edd likes to work from the middle outward so he can achieve the balance of light and texture that he is looking for. In the beginning Edd focused on what he calls one dimensional flat landscape. As his skill and technique have developed, he finds himself doing more multi-dimensional work which add a whole new level to the light and texture that he strives for in his work.

Meet Edd during Whitefish Gallery Night, Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6-9 PM. Edd’s work will be displayed during the opening and throughout the month of May at The Purple Pomegranate.