Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Abstract Wood Sculpture - Opportunity No.2 - Carved Using Hand Tools From Honduras Mahogany - 2017 - Freestanding, Expressionist, Modern

Request a custom order and have something made just for you.

This seller usually responds within 24 hours.

Abstract Wood Sculpture - Opportunity No.2 - Carved Using Hand Tools From Honduras Mahogany - 2017 - Freestanding, Expressionist, Modern

Ask a question

$174.16

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 5 Inches
  • Width: 7 Inches
  • Depth: 5 Inches
  • Materials: mahogany wood, fir wood, beeswax
  • Favorited by: 35 people
  • Gift message available
This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

Shipping & returns

Ready to ship in 1–2 business days
From Canada
Shipping upgrades available in the cart
Returns accepted
See return policy

Description

When I devised the sketch for this form I was exploring the "artificial", the "somewhat strange yet useful". The fir leg which to me represents something somewhat artificial yet purposeful like a crutch which is somehow permanently attached to the organic form. As usual with these abstract wood forms I intend to create a sense of resolution as a whole form within which the tensions play out between the parts. So, this form with it's intense dissonance between the two main parts had to have an equally intense resolution. I carried this out through the use of the structural balance, the complimentary contrast in wood types/colours/grain and the subtleties of the forms.

Mahogany is such a prized wood for carving that I decided to keep the clean knife cuts. This decision also fits with the almost bony looking processes, the darkness of the waxed mahogany and the seemingly inappropriate leg.

The hole represents opportunity to me - a sense of unfilled potential we often call "future". This works as well to give the sculpture more of a personified feeling and character which I think adds to the oddity of this piece.

The leg is joined with a dowel and glue. The whole sculpture is coated in beeswax which I wanted for the purpose of darkening and enriching the mahogany as well as bringing out the grain pattern in the fir.
When I devised the sketch for this form I was exploring the "artificial", the "somewhat strange yet useful". The fir leg which to me represents something somewhat artificial yet purposeful like a crutch which is somehow permanently attached to the organic form. As usual with these abstract wood forms I intend to create a sense of resolution as a whole form within which the tensions play out between the parts. So, this form with it's intense dissonance between the two main parts had to have an equally intense resolution. I carried this out through the use of the structural balance, the complimentary contrast in wood types/colours/grain and the subtleties of the forms.

Mahogany is such a prized wood for carving that I decided to keep the clean knife cuts. This decision also fits with the almost bony looking processes, the darkness of the waxed mahogany and the seemingly inappropriate leg.

The hole represents opportunity to me - a sense of unfilled potential we often call "future". This works as well to give the sculpture more of a personified feeling and character which I think adds to the oddity of this piece.

The leg is joined with a dowel and glue. The whole sculpture is coated in beeswax which I wanted for the purpose of darkening and enriching the mahogany as well as bringing out the grain pattern in the fir.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Payment options

Secure options
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

You may also like

What’s wrong with this listing?

The first thing you should do is contact the seller directly.

If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case.

Report a problem with an order

We take intellectual property concerns very seriously, but many of these problems can be resolved directly by the parties involved. We suggest contacting the seller directly to respectfully share your concerns.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy.

Review how we define handmade, vintage and supplies

See a list of prohibited items and materials

Read our mature content policy

The item for sale is…