, "Second Nature"

"Second Nature"

Sculpture
Size: 51 H x 24 W x 13 in

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Art Description

Sculpture: Wood on Wood.

Size: 51 H x 24 W x 13 in

Dramatic abstract redwood sculpture composed of two similar yet contrasting entities that mimic each other. The dominant smooth sensuous form appears to emerge from its angular geometric counterpart. Although they are somewhat congruent in form, each entity is quite unique in character creating sharp visual contrasts. The theme of this sculpture may also coincide with the concept of a person creating an avatar.
This stunning redwood sculpture has been composed with several redwood burls that have been carved with chain saws, shaped with grinders and hand crafted to further enhance the natural forms. After thorough sanding, the wood designs are assembled with multiple steel rods and sprayed with a durable clear oil, revealing all the natural wood colors and exotic grain patterns. The smooth, polished surface areas are later treated with a clear satin polyurethane that is applied by hand to accentuate and embellish certain areas of the sculpture design.
Due to the nature of redwood burls, each sculpture is totally unique and cannot be duplicated. Although it is possible to create similar designs, they will never be exactly the same.
All of the natural redwood used to create these sculptures has been reclaimed from the underground portions of fallen trees which have been victimized from winter storms, landslides or forest fires, therefor no living trees have been utilized.
All sculptures are signed and numbered by Daryl Stokes and include an artist certificate of authenticity.

Keywords: redwood sculptures, driftwood sculptures, modern wood sculptures, contemporary wood sculptures, expressionistic sculptures, abstract redwood sculptures, abstract sculptures

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