Another longtime member of the artistic community is dedicated woodworker Gary Weeks of Gary Weeks and Company. The father and son business, run by Gary Weeks and his son Austin, is a prized member of the arts community. Founder Gary Weeks has dedicated himself to the craft and art of woodworking and his development 25 years ago of his own specific style of rocking chair. Despite what may seem at first glance a simple chair, Weeks has developed a sculptural form that cradles the human body with organic lines that blur the boundaries between function and art. “Comfort in those chairs is extremely important. If the chair fits a human it’s expression in negative of a human’s form which has always been the source of sculpture in art,” said Weeks. “So we take the elements of comfort, support and the outline of the body and try to refine that into a clean simple contemporary, yet rooted in tradition, look.” Each item that comes out of Weeks’ workshop shows his dedication to using the finest woods available and the evolution of his speed and technique. In his work you can see the echo of the terrain around him as Weeks himself will attest. “The landscape and terrain are conductive to an organic and rooted sort of creative drive,” said Weeks. Gary Weeks and Company is located at 112 W Spoke Hill Dr, Wimberley TX 78676 and features a variety of work available for purchase either online or by appointment.
Each artist brings their own life experience and technique to creating their work. Artists like Susan Raine, Alyssa Surabian, Lilli Pell, Tim deJong and Gary Weeks create work that evokes the experience of living and participating in the vibrant community of Wimberley. No matter what style or subject takes your fancy these artists provide high quality works that only please the eye.