The Phoenix

The Phoenix
Distressed curly white oak burl found as a pickup truck wheel chock earns its name, The Phoenix. 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,Learn more

Flug Ober Muotatal

Flug Ober Muotatal

Flug Ober Muotatal : The negative space nearly equals the positive. My intention was to give an overall sense of flight, using the upswept delta, as if a bird was standing with its wings raised upward.

Flug Ober Muotatal | 3′-10″ h, 3′-3″ w | Swiss Cherry | Wall Sculpture | Inquire.

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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

Wind Drift

Wind Drift
Click images to view larger versions Negative strength My aim with Wind Drift was to limit size and, therefore, the amount of action. I wanted to concentrate on a smaller space and intensify the visual impact of only a few innate natural elements. I like the effect and feelLearn 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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Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now : I was experimenting, working with making the negative space greater than the positive. It was also my first venture into a two-sided work

Both Sides Now | 2′-3″ h, 9″ w, 1″ d | Goncola Alves | Two-sided Wall Sculpture | Inquire.

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Gaia

Gaia

Gaia : This piece attempts to capture the concept of everything as a single living organism, all interconnected & interdependent, and at the same time acknowledges that we are connected to something larger.

Gaia | 3′-2 ” h, 1′-10″ | American Black Walnut | Inquire.

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody
Click images to view larger versions Enthusiastic expression from Rhododendron This piece is sculpted from a rhododendron root burl that had been bulldozed into a pile of waste wood on a clear-cut logging project in Madison County, N.C. Scheduled to be burned along with others on theLearn more

Nature’s Ceremony

Nature's Ceremony
Click images to view larger versions Scarce and loved Walnut burls are scarce. Walnuts are not as prone to this type of growth as are maples, willows, sycamore and oaks. This piece is from the stump of a large tree blown down in a hurricane that passedLearn more

Torch Light

Torch Light
Click images to view larger versions Naturally light I found this limb of a large cedar tree in 1976 lying alongside Edgewater Drive between Clearwater and Dunedin, Florida, USA. I began working on it in 1994. The extreme interval of time was spent waiting for my creativeLearn more

Brain Scan (Self Portrait)

Brain Scan (Self Portrait)

Brain Scan (Self Portrait) : Without a doubt, rhododendron is the hardest, most dense wood I’ve worked with, but, in addition, it is also elastic. If you try to use a wood carving gouge and mallet to remove material, the blade of the gouge bounces back instead of cutting.

Brain Scan (Self Portrait) | 7″ h, 7″ diameter | Rhododendron Root | SOLD

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Confluence

Confluence

Confluence : This wall sculpture was my first attempt at creating a three dimensional piece of art depicting my instinctive design pattern.

Confluence | 2′-2″ h, 4′-5″ w | Teak | In the private collection of Harry Pollitt

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Georgia

Georgia

Georgia : Initially, I saw this work as a tabletop sculpture and the association with the desert art period of animal skulls and bones came later.

Georgia | 2′-2″ h, 1′-8″ w, 8″ d | Red Oak Burl | Table Sculpture (as shown), Wall sculpture (Vertical) | Inquire.

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The Tortoise

The Tortoise
Click images to view larger versions Mole to tortoise? This piece of red oak burl was found on a judge’s property in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Burl wood is the tree’s version of the human mole. They cause no harm to the tree and can also beLearn more