Torso with cuts...


France

Sculpture
Size: 17.3 H x 27.6 W x 13.4 in

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Art Description

Sculpture: Wood on Wood.

A heavily stained, ebonized and waxed wood trunk. On the front surface are 3 cuts in the wood inset with gold paste. The reverse of the sculpture is flat where the trunk has been split. The sculpture sits on 2 steel rods above a 40cm square wooden platform (also stained black).

The piece is a comment on the need to adorn our bodies or amend them whether that is by surgery or other means.

There is so much wood in the French countryside - every barn, outbuilding, house, has its own collection. Some of it was originally crafted, shaped and produced many years ago. Some of it is so old and is so hard as to be like stone. This piece has been ebonized* and then waxed to achieve an almost luxurious finish that makes the wood appear to be like fossilized trees that have been dug up.

Keywords: Paste, Black, Torso, Wax, Wood, Cuts, Gold, Ebonized

Subjects: Abstract

Styles: Abstract, Modern

Mediums: Wood

Materials: Wood

Prints: Abstract Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Wood Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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