Aris is an artist who practices woodturning, woodcarving, sculpting and painting. When working in wood he often likes to combine all four disciplines to embellish his work as well as using metal and resin inlays.
Material for his work is largely scavenged from land clearing, building sites and waste disposal depots. Frequently he also uses wood rejected by others for its imperfections and turns the faults in the wood to create special effects.
He draws inspiration for his work from the shape and figure in the wood at hand or from his surroundings such as shadows cast by other objects, or flora and fauna.
Recently a U.S. publisher, Lark Books, in their coffee table publication called ‘500 Wood Bowls’ and the quarterly magazine The American Woodturner featured some of his work.
Aris also exhibited at the Sculptors Society exhibitions in Darling Park and Australia Square (Sydney), the Gallery Lane (Leura), the ‘Harp of Erin’ (Little Hartley), Braemer Gallery (Springwood), Melbourne Touch Wood exhibition and several other Art Shows.
He is a member of the Sculptors Society and the Blue Mountains Woodturners.