Southern yellow pine, Sumi Ink, Oil Finish, and leather
The artist sourced the wood from a marine piling mill. Originally, this wood is destined to be built into piers, which inspired the artist to use it, as his studio in Redhook, Brooklyn is on a pier.
Length is 9"
Width is 9"
Height is 9"
Signed by the artist on the bottom
This sculpture is one of a kind
Smooth wood finish
Made in Brooklyn
HOW THIS PRODUCT CAN BE USED
Form 2 can be used as an interior sculpture.
HOW THIS WAS MADE
This sculpture was made by turning a piece of southern yellow pine using a lathe. The wood was blackened using Sumi Ink and hand finished with a blend of oil and wax.
Keep the sculpture dry and wipe with a clean, dry cloth. Keep out of direct sunlight if possible.
The black sculptures from this series are turned from cross sections of a whole tree. The large cut in this piece was made by the artist to control cracking and the stress the wood endures during the drying process. This technique is inspired by the way that large wooden columns were made in the Japanese and Chinese traditions.
WORDS FROM THE ARTIST
"For the pieces made of Southern Yellow Pine, I decided to blacken them with Sumi Ink and finish with oil. I love the way that the ink and oil takes differently to the early and late growth rings, alternating between matte and satin. The forms I created accentuate this striking grain patterning, pushing and pulling the eye in and out of the wood."
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