|Project by Ryan Shervill||posted 07-19-2010 07:59 PM||2937 views||6 times favorited||19 comments|
“Like grasses swaying in a summer breeze, the fluid motion is visible in the solid form of the wood.”
When I read that description, this was the instant mental image. Anyone who has witnessed cattails play amongst themeselves with even the slightest hint of a breeze will be able to relate with this vision. This sculpture was all about catching that movement in static form.
Made entirely out of water recovered old-growth lumber, this project is as environmentally friendly as it is pretty. The cherry birchwood “leaves” are resawn and sanded to approx 1/32” thick, and the bottom surfaces of the leaves are left unfinished. Why unfinished? Well….As the humidity changes, the leaves change shape all on their own, allowing the sculpture to recreate itself over and over.
After all, what conveys movement better than an object that actually does move as if it were living?
Thanks for looking everyone.
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