Ales is a self-taught woodcarver who started journey with the craft when he arrived in Canada. He is the man behind all of the carvings and printing. You might know him simply as Ales the woodcarver.
Is an artist working in the games industry. She graduated with a BFA from NSCAD U. She continues to make art for arts sake at home and contributes illustrations and names of carvings to Ditto Grain.
Ditto grain is a simile for the work we present, the wood grain anew in purpose, representation and perception.
We create our work from our little home in Prince Edward Island. Sometimes the work is created from an idea and other times the idea is developed in the process. The wood has yet to speak to us, but each piece is given a name as if it could. The names are chosen by a thought it sparks once complete.
We are inspired by each other as much as we are inspired by the meditative actions involved in carving, the connection of the craftsman to their materials and our own bond to the land.