Offbeat’s Picks: The Artwork of Kevin Stinehart + A Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

Pierce Collage

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Kevin Stinehart, a South Carolina-based woodworking artist. Kevin salvages materials like old books and wood scraps and uses them to create works of art. He says, “I have found that in life some of the most striking beauty is found in the discarded and broken things. I strive to mirror that same hope in the art that I create. While the end result should be a thing of aesthetic pleasure, the ultimate goal is always redemption – something new from the old, something lovely from the rubbish, and in each of us, and in all things, another chance to be made beautiful.”

KS Collage

As we talked about his work Kevin explained, “Some of these [discarded] things were valuable at some point, fragments from our collective American past that we can carry into the future.” I love that. I love the idea of taking pieces of our past that may even belong in the garbage and not just salvaging those things but redeeming them – making them into something beautiful, meaningful and worthwhile.

Owl

The work pictured above demonstrates the redemptive meaning of Kevin’s art in more than just the artwork itself. This piece was made out of the scraps pictured on the left and the finished product was auctioned off to support holistic rehabilitation for victims of sex-trafficking.

Alces

The old books, pieces of wood and scrap metal have a story. Somewhere along the way, they went from their useful, intended purpose to become items put on the side of the road to be discarded. Yet with the skill and craftsmanship of an artist, those old, discarded and worthless things are made new.

If you love this artwork as much as I do, you’ll be excited to know that Kevin has offered to give away one of his original, handcrafted works. The winner of this giveaway will have their choice of either his piece entitled “Set” or his piece called “Pierce”. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter the giveaway.

In the meantime, make sure to read more about Kevin’s artwork on his website and view all of his available work at his Etsy shop!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Photos courtesy of Kevin Stinehart.

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Comments

  1. I think Kevin's things are amazing. I've been to his Etsy shop and am very impressed. I love that his pieces are made to order, one at a time. I'd love to win the piece "Set." Thank you for the chance!

  2. Janel Hutton says:

    So so pretty! Not going to lie…I want any of his stationary/paper goods. Any!

  3. Hannah says:

    Wow. These are gorgeous, especially Pierce.

  4. Megan Barker says:

    I need "Pierce", it's just meant to be.

  5. Virginia Plunkett says:

    I absolutely LOVE Kevin's art. Amazing!

  6. Set would be perfect for my dining room and Queequeg would fit right in with my vintage beach bedroom!

  7. Susan Christy says:

    I like it all, but LOVE the Love piece in his Etsy Shop. Very nice!!!

  8. Sonya says:

    I like Wilderness

  9. Vanessa says:

    I’m a new fan of his thanks to you! Absolutely lovely art! (My favorite has to be Pierce)

  10. Taleah says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of Kevin’s work! I was at the auction where his owl was auctioned off and it was a huge focus of interest!

  11. Emily K. says:

    GORGEOUS! I love the Konstant piece :)

  12. Stefanie says:

    I LOVE Kevin’s work! My favorite pieces of his are Say Yes To Michigan and Smitten

  13. Sarah M says:

    I just like them all actually :)

  14. Sarah D says:

    The greatest part about this artwork is the artist himself! Kevin’s so humble, truly inspiring, and a really great person. I wish everyone could have a chance to see his work in person- you can just feel the love that goes into making it. I’d love a Kevin Steinhart piece for my collection! :)

  15. I love Kevin’s work! I have his “pit bull” piece (the first he ever made!) in my house and get compliments on it all the time!

  16. Christina Smith says:

    How can you pick a favorite?! They are all so awesome! I think I really like the Heart one and the state shapes.

  17. breanna says:

    Kevin’s work is so perfect for any home. I absolutely love it!

  18. Joelle says:

    Kevin’s work is beautiful!! I love how he turns, what some people may have thrown away, into masterful art pieces!! So impressed.

  19. Kevin Jones says:

    I have the perfect spot picked out to display these cool works of art.

  20. Sara says:

    I absolutely LOVE these!! I’m obsessed with “Pierce” and it would look great in my new apartment.

  21. Lauren says:

    I love Chayim! All of his artwork looks amazing though!

  22. Manda says:

    Love his artwork! My favorites are the state cut-outs and “Pierce” – which is my maiden name…I need it!!

  23. Alexis says:

    I got the pitbull silhouette as a wedding present and I absolutley love it.

  24. Oh these prints would looks SO cute in my son’s bedroom! Love them!

  25. Alyssa says:

    I love Kevin’s artwork. We own 4 pieces and everyone comments on them the moment they see them. My favorite is Unshackled.

  26. Nova C. says:

    I love the reclaimed wood letters!

  27. srr says:

    so cool

  28. Beautiful work! Love the arrows!

  29. I’m a huge fan of original art – and the fact that Kevin uses reclaimed pieces makes it doubly fabulous!
    Kelly

  30. Ken says:

    Love the Moose and The Arrows

  31. Sandi Allen says:

    Love the Konstant. Kevin’s work is Awesome!

  32. Sarah says:

    Love the warmth of the reclaimed wood. Unshackled is my favorite.

  33. Casey Britton says:

    WOW! I’ve never seen anything like these! But im loving the wood, the Moose and the Arrows!! I really need some of these in my house!!

  34. Vunda V says:

    i love the chayim tree

  35. Vera K says:

    Oh I really like Chayim.

  36. Frenchy says:

    I LOVE his work!!

  37. rachel says:

    What a cool idea. I like his work!

  38. heather says:

    I love Kevin’s work! Konstant & Wilderness are my favorites from his Etsy shop :)

  39. Great Art Kevin. Updating my website and you’ll get a trackback link.
    Stumble yourself.

  40. Alyssa Stinehart says:

    My favorites are “Say Yes to Michigan”, “The Mitten State”, “Westie”, “Smitten”, “Morella”, and so many more! :)

  41. Tessa says:

    Wow they are so awesome! :)

  42. Jenni Heath says:

    I love the piece called Chayim. It’s beautiful!

  43. Betsy says:

    All Kevin’s art is so wonderful!

  44. Kara says:

    Kevin, Kevin, Kevin. Just amazing, beautiful and so unique. I am a huge fan. And I love Wilderness, and I love the Mitten State <3

  45. Ali says:

    Wow, he has so many phenomenal pieces! I don’t think I can even choose a favorite. I know I’d love to have the fork, knife, spoon piece titled “Set” in my kitchen, and the moose piece titled “Alces” is way cool, too! But I also love “Pierce.” And pretty much all the rest… Haha.

  46. Gloria Richards. says:

    Kevin Stinehart is an absolute genius when it comes to the art of woodworking. I love all his pieces but am partial to owls. :)
    BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!!

  47. I like all of Kevin’s work and especially love any nature or animal inspired pieces!

  48. Susan Hammond says:

    I love his work! He did a “family portrait” of my husband and I and our three rescued dogs. It is over our fireplace and everyone that comes to our house comments on it.

  49. susan smoaks says:

    i like the Transfiguration

  50. Rachel Newman says:

    I like the Alces because the MOOSE is my spirit animal.

  51. Jayden H. says:

    Reclaimed wood letter art or Chayim. It’s too hard to choose!!

  52. Raegan says:

    This site was recently shown to me and I am astounded. Truly, Kevin’s work is amazing.

  53. Laurie Emerson says:

    It is so hard to choose from as each piece is so unique. I think though that my favorite is the Skotak.

  54. Tim Stephens says:

    I love the Cordiva piece… so great

  55. joseph gersch jr says:

    i love the drip

  56. Alexandria says:

    This art is so great and earthy, would be an amazing piece to decorate any type of space! xx

  57. Leslie says:

    Kevin is so creative and just a genuinely nice guy. I especially love all of his bird and owl pieces.

  58. Samii Meyer says:

    I lobe the Queequeg Whale!! :)

  59. Meredith says:

    I must have them all! Don’t make me choose!

  60. Sarah L says:

    Awesome artwork!

  61. Nikki says:

    I would be happy with any of Kevin’s pieces!
    Nikki

  62. Ryan Wojton says:

    I want to win!! The arrows

  63. CA Ballew says:

    I LOVE all of Kevin’s pieces! “Set” would look great in my kitchen :)

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