Home. Nothing has been so central to my identity. 200 odd acres of the poorest dirt money could buy has shaped my family for nearly as many years. It has made us rich, then left us poor, and now it almost breaks even. It has fed the pigs and cattle that fed us, and it has laid fallow. More bombs have dropped on in than I could count, only to have the land cleared again and reseeded. I have no right to this land, but it seems to have rights to me.

This work is my way of searching for what this land, and the people that worked it, mean. As I have dug through the past, I find stories, milestones for moments that put me here today. This work uproots those stories, looking in, under, and around them searching for context and hoping their connections bring the answers I need.

Logan Woodle is a metalsmith, educator, and the 7th generation to live on his family farm in Conway, SC. He earned an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and a BFA from Winthrop University in 2009. Currently, Logan is an Associate Professor of Art at Coastal Carolina University where he also serves as Coordinator of Studio Art.  His work has been exhibited across the country, and he was chosen to participate in the Metal Museum’s exhibition, 40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists in 2019.

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