The Mystery of Motion

Posts Tagged Natural Sculpture

Charybdis

Charybdis

My first glimpse of what would become Charybdis was a tree twisted unlike any I had ever seen. I figured its contorted mass resulted from a tornado strike when it was just a sapling. It sported double back curves that are my stock in trade, and I very badly wanted to sculpt into it for its color and grain features.

Charybdis | 5′-2″ h, 2′-3″ w, 1′-6″ d | Osage Orange | Inquire.

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Moab

Moab

Moab : The more figured a piece of wood is, the simpler the design should be. The two should not be in conflict.

Moab | 2′-0″ h, 1′-4″ w, 10″ d | Bay Laurel Burl | Inquire.

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First Born

First Born

First Born : Set aside for almost four years because the refinement and sanding process is a discipline I found lacking in those days!

First Born | 1’-11”h, 7” diameter | Aromatic Red Cedar | SOLD

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Split Personality

Split Personality

Split Personality : Comes from the same incredible red cedar as did First Born and Passages Into the Void.

Split Personality | 1′-8″ h, 8″diameter | Aromatic Red Cedar | Inquire.

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New Wave

New Wave

New Wave : This piece insisted on showing off soft lines and wide broad surfaces of its grain and texture.

New Wave | 12” h, 1’-8” w, 9” d | Windshake Walnut | SOLD

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Monument Mesa

Monument Mesa

Monument Mesa : It was a lot of fun for me working this piece – taking the natural formation and imparting sweeping undulations in opposition.

Monument Mesa | 2′-0″ h, 2′-2″ w, 1′-7″d | American Black Walnut | Inquire.

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Womb with a View

Womb with a View

Womb with a View : Evolved from a unique mass of wood that had been in my inventory for many years awaiting the right moment.

Womb with a View | 1′-8″ h, 1′-3″ w, 1′-0″ d | Spalted Maple | Inquire.

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Passages into the Void

Passages into the Void

Passages into the Void : When most artists talk about partnering with the work, this is what they mean. And this piece reminds me of that other dimension or realm. There are endless access points or routes to get from the outside to the inside or from one side to the other.

Passages into the Void | 4′-3″ h, 1′-2″ w, 1′-2″ d | Aromatic Red Cedar | Inquire.

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild : As with so much of my work, especially my “natural sculptures,” it is about the possibilities that are all around us.

Call of the Wild | 1′-5″ h, 1′-0″ w, 6″ d | Distressed Wild Cherry | Inquire.

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Wind Dancer

Wind Dancer

Wind Dancer : Created from a hurricane uprooted Wild Cherry tree.

Wind Dancer | 1′-3″ h, 1′-0″ w, 7″ d | Spalted Wild Cherry | Inquire.

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Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone : This Rhododendron root burl so tenaciously cradled that piece of granite, I had no other option when I sculpted the piece than to honor their 30+ year relationship.

Romancing the Stone | 10″ h, 1′-3″ w, 5″ d | Rhododendron & Granite | Inquire.

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The Phoenix

The Phoenix
Click images to view larger versions Bringing new life I found this piece of distressed curly white oak burl being used as a wheel chock underneath a pickup truck on a logging project in Madison County, North Carolina. It was covered with mud and embedded with sandLearn more

Laughing Waters

Laughing Waters
Click images to view larger versions Microbial Beauty While I was hiking in Hunterdon County, N.J., I spotted this piece of spalted maple on the forest floor. Spalting results in a trail of carbon left when microbial action begins the decaying process in many woods, especially maples.Learn more

Desert Bloom

Desert Bloom
Click images to view larger versions Flowing out of the desert The wood for this piece comes from the stump of an unknown species of ornamental tree/bush that a friend gave me from his property in Clearwater, FL. Areas of the sculpture have purple hues. This aLearn more

Splash Dance

Splash Dance

Splash Dance : For an amorphous mass of maple burl, the question “Should I be a lathe-turned bowl or a sculpture?” remained unanswered for 15 years. Finally, the answer became “Yes.”

Splash Dance | 1’-7”h, 1’-3”w, 1’-0”d | Maple Stump Burl | SOLD

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