Thursday, January 26, 2012

Norwegian Wood

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

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