Erik Wolken

"My biggest thrill as a furniture maker is the act of creation, the process by which an idea and a rough piece of lumber become reality."

Inspired by the world around him, both the natural and the manmade, Erik Wolken bases his furniture on the interplay of simple geometric shapes--the roof line of a building, the structure of a bridge, the shields of an African tribe.

As he wanders through his sketchbooks, Wolken selects those ideas that have a personality, a sense of motion, and a purpose. As important as that origin may be, however, the reality of his desks, chairs, benches and cabinets is determined by his ability to invigorate abstract sketches with life.

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I Have No Mouth Vol.2
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Figure I
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 450
$ 382.50
Figure II
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 450
$ 382.50
Feathered Birds
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Together
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 400
$ 340
Birds of a Feather
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Bamboo Console Table
Wood Console Table

by Erik Wolken
$ 1,975
$ 1,678.75
You Dig
Wood Wall Sculpture

by Erik Wolken
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Up a Creek - Redux
Wood Hall Table

by Erik Wolken
$ 4,050
$ 3,442.50
Archetype Bench
Wood Bench

by Erik Wolken
$ 3,850
$ 3,272.50
Table for my Tribe
Wood Table

by Erik Wolken
$ 5,350
$ 4,547.50
Bridge-Writing Desk
Wood Desk

by Erik Wolken
$ 5,150
$ 4,377.50
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, 2001
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ, 2001
Elliott Museum, Stuart, FL, 2000
Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2000
Durham Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant, 1997