Stickmen Sculptures: Reach (2 of 4)

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Project by NicoJose posted 10-28-2011 04:09 PM 2202 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reach (wooden installation in my college)
12.5’ x 6’ x 4.5’ *Assemble on site within 6 days with no assistance.

My organic sculptures are my inspiration for my furniture. And yes, all woody material I used were just found.

This is 2 of 4 sculptures that was part of my thesis for Environmental Studies in college about making art in a sustainable manner. The actual artwork is for my senior project for my other major, Studio Art Sculpture.

I did NOT use any glue, rope, metal fasteners or power tools… I just wove thousands of bendable materials (muscle groups) over least or non bendable materials (the skeleton) while balancing everything as a solid a piece

Tools used:
• Machete
• Handsaw
• Temporary Tie Downs
• Ax
• Rubber Mallet

List of material (collected and made while camping in the compost dumpsite of Lewis & Clark College):
• Apple prunings
• Douglas fir branches
• Pacific Madrone
• Blue Cypress
• Oregon Maple
• Grape Vines
• Sequoia Branches
• Spruce Root
• Red Alder
• Paper Birch

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 04:13 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 04:19 PM

Now that is very interesting and creative. It’s so interesting to see the many facets of woodworking and art.

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 04:59 PM

great pose

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 08:24 PM


-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 11:05 PM

Glad to see your back doing more free form stuff…........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 05:06 AM

Love em!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 05:46 AM

Once again Nico, I’m very impressed. You are truly and artist. This form of “sculpture” intrigues me., instead of taking material away from a solid medium to reveal the form, your work requires assembling pieces to reveal the art. I’m amazed that someone can take prunings, something that most of us consider trash, and transform it into a work of art. I look forward to more of your creations.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 02:54 PM

Amazing – I love them!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 11-01-2011 05:12 PM

Thank you all for the comments! I am currently working on a 5month project involving a series of these organic sculptures in order to create narrative. If you guys have any suggestions for a theme, feel free to post. =)

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 09:54 PM

Quite extraordinary! I would like to see some animals such as an alligator or dragon. Horses are difficult but there is an artist who uses found drift wood and cast metal for the hooves and legs.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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