Approximately Organic #2
Approximately Organic #2
Carved, Stained, Sealed Wall Mounted Wood Carving
Approx W72 x H28 x D3 inches
2015

This is the most successful in a series of sculptures consists of wood carving abstractions that are wall mounted. I was interested in reconstituting felled wood. I considered the wood when I began working as an organic substance that had been modified, stripped of its naturally occurring condition in terms of shape, texture, thereby being rendered inorganic. In this case, I worked with a found piece of edge glued yellow pine. My intention, if only as an approximation, was to return the material to something of an organic form, through carving, staining and finishing. This piece was experimentally critical as it generated the impetus to bridge the gap between this sculptural gesture and my painting and drawing work.