He is best known for his wood assemblages of dancing figures, cats, and dogs. These works, reminiscent of Maine sculptor Bernard Langlais, are created using new and found wood that is carved and painted and put together with square copper wire, epoxy and wood glue.

The themes of relationship and balance are intertwined in Best’s work alluding to the many ways we support and balance each other in our relationships. Balance in his work also brings to mind how the human body and gravity work either together or as opposing forces.

“I like seeing how far I can push the limits of what’s believable,” said Best.

A graduate of Lake Region High School, Best received his bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and sculpture from Maine College of Art. He has also done extensive studies in wood at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle.

Gallery 302 is at 112 Main Street. For more information, call 207-647-2787 or visit www.gallery302.com.

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