Welcome to my world. My name is Bruce Gray, and I have been an artist in Los Angeles since 1989. I make kinetic sculptures, giant objects, mobiles, abstract art, paintings, functional art, rolling ball machines and more. My work has been featured at many museums, art galleries, over 40 books, and countless times on TV and in movies.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
This is the carved wood sculpture "Coral #1" (62 x 24 x 24) in walnut and stainless steel. It is Gray's first in this series and was inspired by an actual piece of coral from his salt water aquarium. It gives the viewer a soothing relaxing feeling like being by a fountain or watching sea kelp dance in the current. It compells you to touch it and feel the smooth curves transitioning from one element to another. Coral #1 seems to feel like it is influenced by the female form almost as much as the coral. The pedestal is disk ground with a multi level ovals finish which gives it a holographic appearance. The sculpture is bolted to the pedestal for stability. Click here for link to photographs of this sculpture during the carving process:Coral #1