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Reclaimed Wood Sculpture on Steel Armature

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My Spline sculptures reveal the fascinating contours of a piece of California Coastal Monterey Cypress in a single horizontal spine. Details of the form and grain are exposed from the spaces between each individual slice. Dramatic views from any angle, these sculptures accentuate the twists, turns, bends and arches of the wood while it hovers on its longitudinal axis supported by a custom-made, steel armature. These sculptures are beautiful centerpieces. Lighting them from above or from one side will create dramatic shadows further exposing the form.

This pieceis mounted on elegant, tall steel rods above the base that allow it to float and flow gracefully with its beautiful twisting wave form accentuated in its largest slice.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind, handmade, fine art sculpture made from an individual piece of reclaimed wood. I begin by finding limbs from cypress trees and hand selecting, cutting, and splitting each piece looking for unique forms. Most of the pieces I split are discarded as I look for pieces with the most intriguing forms. Once I find a special piece, I further refine it, slice it to bring out the details in the overall shape and grain, sand the faces to a fine surface, and finish with UV protecting clear urethane. Each piece is drilled to accept mounting on a steel rod on a single horizontal axis so that the piece of wood is kept to its original form. Each piece of wood on its steel rod is mechanically affixed by tap and die into a two-part steel base. Once they are all secured, I patina the metal to a deep charcoal black surface. The armature is then waxed to a high-polish surface to protect it. Each base is finally finished with a felt bottom for a scratch free surface.

This piece is 11.25x2.75x8.75 inches (LxDxH)

This sculpture is provided with a custom wooden shipping crate that I make by hand. The crate not only protects the piece during shipping but also makes special gift packaging that can be used for other purposes after uncrating.

Reclaimed Wood Sculpture on Steel Armature


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  • Materials: wood, steel, metal
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