One of a Kind
The Painted wood free-standing sculpture includes some areas of opaque paint, but is mostly colored with transparent paint revealing the wood grain. It includes a large piece of avalanche-blasted aspen, which itself includes aged human carvings on the bark side. A small magnet-latched triangular box inset into the aspen opens to reveal a very small abstract sculpture. The piece includes one painted glyph on the lid of the triangle box. Constructivist form is modeled in three dimensions and textural variety. Signed on bottom.
The artist uses a variety of found objects in his sculptures: wind-polished aspen, milled-wood fragments, metal fragments, mining debris, high-altitude plane-crash fragments, stove parts, recycled crate wood, and more.