Object Art


Whittling whimsical characters was a lifetime joy and pastime for Fred. Most all of these are between one to two inches tall. Click on panel for detail.

"Fred called these Whittle Warts. He was fond of the word warts because they originated from wood protrusions on the bark of his favorite cottonwood tree down at the swamps. He harvested the warts seasonally every year with glee and delight. To him it was like finding agates on the beach."

~ Anita Griffin

Fred H. Griffin

Northwest artist and graphic design instructor, taught at Burnley School of Professional Art & Art Institute of Seattle from 1960 - 2010. His work was shown in many Northwest galleries throughout his career.

"Whoever wants to understand much must play much."

~ Gottfried Benn

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