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Abstract Wood Sculpture - The Root of Time No.2 - Yellow Cedar - Freestanding, Modern, Contemporary, Original, Dynamic, Natural, Smooth

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Abstract Wood Sculpture - The Root of Time No.2 - Yellow Cedar - Freestanding, Modern, Contemporary, Original, Dynamic, Natural, Smooth

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 7.5 Inches
  • Width: 7.25 Inches
  • Depth: 6.5 Inches
  • Materials: Yellow Cedar, Wood Glue
  • Favorited by: 38 people
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Intentionally vague and mysterious, the title "The Root of Time No.2" branches from a deep sense of timeless wholeness. It raises the question of whether ordinary perception, limited and fragmented in its nature, a child of "psychological time", can access the wholistic perception necessary to dislodge us from our mental captivity. Psychological time is rooted in ideas, the idea of tomorrow and the memory of the past, but all this unfolds in the incessant present. This present is not actually in psychological time, but our minds create a layer of reality within this timeless stillness. It is this reality which is our prison. Our awareness remains still within movement as physical time and motion buzz endlessly, which includes the mental noise and story telling. Thoughts, after all, are physical in nature and are thus the cause of psychological time. So, is there a root of time?

In terms of the form of the sculpture:

I was thinking to go in the direction of some dynamic container, the contents of which would be emptiness. Through the strong interaction between material and emptiness, space is contemplated upon and given at least equal appreciation to material. I also wanted to represent a still presence amidst this dynamism. This counterbalance would give the piece its haunting or mysterious character. Like a koan, the sculpture raises questions beyond language and duality. I hope to bring out essential qualities of our human experience into a metaphorical physical form.

The material and process:

The soft creamy yellow of yellow cedar, left with its natural surface echoes an inner inquiry into the truth of things. Freestanding in its structure, a balance, hinting at architecture and technology interplays with gravity to stand with presence and integrity. The block for this form was laminated from 3 hand planed pieces of wood. The body was gouged out and the surfaces are smooth.

Place this piece on a favourite surface and allow it to interact peacefully with its surroundings. Hopefully its timeless presence will stimulate contemplation and intrigue for many years.
Intentionally vague and mysterious, the title "The Root of Time No.2" branches from a deep sense of timeless wholeness. It raises the question of whether ordinary perception, limited and fragmented in its nature, a child of "psychological time", can access the wholistic perception necessary to dislodge us from our mental captivity. Psychological time is rooted in ideas, the idea of tomorrow and the memory of the past, but all this unfolds in the incessant present. This present is not actually in psychological time, but our minds create a layer of reality within this timeless stillness. It is this reality which is our prison. Our awareness remains still within movement as physical time and motion buzz endlessly, which includes the mental noise and story telling. Thoughts, after all, are physical in nature and are thus the cause of psychological time. So, is there a root of time?

In terms of the form of the sculpture:

I was thinking to go in the direction of some dynamic container, the contents of which would be emptiness. Through the strong interaction between material and emptiness, space is contemplated upon and given at least equal appreciation to material. I also wanted to represent a still presence amidst this dynamism. This counterbalance would give the piece its haunting or mysterious character. Like a koan, the sculpture raises questions beyond language and duality. I hope to bring out essential qualities of our human experience into a metaphorical physical form.

The material and process:

The soft creamy yellow of yellow cedar, left with its natural surface echoes an inner inquiry into the truth of things. Freestanding in its structure, a balance, hinting at architecture and technology interplays with gravity to stand with presence and integrity. The block for this form was laminated from 3 hand planed pieces of wood. The body was gouged out and the surfaces are smooth.

Place this piece on a favourite surface and allow it to interact peacefully with its surroundings. Hopefully its timeless presence will stimulate contemplation and intrigue for many years.

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