The Society of Bluffton Artists

 “The Beauty of Wood: Creations by Nicholas Di Mona” Aug. 5-31

Nicholas Di Mona, acclaimed for his distinctive wood sculptures crafted from deceased and fallen trees, announces his upcoming exhibition, “The Beauty of Wood: Creations by Nicholas Di Mona,” hosted at the Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) gallery from August 5 to August 31.

The exhibition’s opening reception will take place on Tuesday, August 6, from 5-7 p.m. at SOBA gallery, providing art enthusiasts an opportunity to meet the artist and engage with his works firsthand.

Di Mona’s work celebrates the natural intricacies of wood, transforming imperfections such as knots, inclusions, and grain into singular pieces of art. Each creation, born from a reverence for nature and a spontaneous artistic process, exemplifies his lifelong dedication to wood carving and turning.

“When turning a project I am the mechanic but God is the designer,” Di Mona said.

Originally from New Jersey and now residing in Bluffton, Di Mona’s artistic journey began at the age of 10, inspired by his grandfather’s wine grape boxes. Over the years, he honed his skills, specializing in realistic depictions of birds, animals, and wood spirits. His leadership roles in the Nature Coast Carving Club and the Hands On WoodTurners Club underscore his commitment to sharing knowledge and fostering artistic talent.