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Mountain Made Asheville Artist Profile: Ron Adolph

Business/Studio: Asheville, NC

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Bio/Artist Statement

Asheville-based artist Ron Adolph produces wonderfully intricate wood relief sculptures. Ron creates his elaborately layered wood relief sculptures with the help of a laser cutter.

He and his wife moved to Asheville for a slower pace and to start a family in 2015. Here for the first time in his life, he leapt before he looked, and bought the laser cutter he’d always wanted and decided to pursue the creativity he felt but had always been just beneath the surface.

Inspired by artists such as California’s Gabriel Schama and London-based Martin Tomsky, Ron draws on his love of animals and the beauty of the natural world to create his sculptures.

Ron’s design and cutting process can take upwards of one hundred hours for every single sculpture. He laser cuts each wood layer with specialty software to provide a 3D-effect or depth not often seen in other laser cut pieces.

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