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Sculpture: Wood, Paint on Wood.
SubSahara is a modern wood sculpture which consists of an African Bubinga slab combined with select pine, American cherry wood and acrylic paint. The name points to the region in which this hardwood thrives. I also was absolutely fascinated with the idea of combining both equatorial African wood and repurposed American cherry wood. I fell this is a metaphor for our internet world. People from all over this earth interact and form relationships, not bound by geography as travel and communication have formed a global community. The Bubinga slab was pulled out of a barn in rural New Jersey and the cherry came from a 60 year old Queen Anne Table I repurposed. I did very little to modify the original piece of wood, as I could simply not bring myself to cut or remove any parts of it. Instead, I decided to add onto it. The result is three different woods, from three distinctly different geographic regions living in harmony. To imagine how these three wood pieces traveled and arrived to form one piece of art is truly poetic.
Size: 13 W x 20 H x 4 in
Artist featured in a collection
Showed at the The Other Art Fair
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection
Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in New York