Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Artist and Philosophy Professor Stefanie Rocknak takes a single piece of basswood and carves beautiful sculptures. The Swimmer is part of a three piece commission called The Triathlete which will also include a biker and runner. "These days," says Rocknak, "I am not very interested in sculpted figures, or real people, that 'strike a pose.' I am much more intrigued by folks who are on their way to or from somewhere. They seem more genuine to me."
Juxtapoz // Friday, July 05, 2013
Using a Dremel, Portland-based artist Jason Borders ornately carves each of these skulls by hand. Many of the characters that appear on his work are often repeated, fluctuating in style, motif, meaning and execution. The artists work "reveals the blurred line between imagination and reality, animal and human, life and death."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 11, 2013
A collaboration between Italian sculptor Aron Demetz and Korean sculptor Shan Hur has produced a fascinating series of pieces entitled, The Tainted. The two artists were able to explore the human figure and by contrasting both smoothly and harsh surfaces with incredible skill.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 18, 2013
Sculptor Keith Jennings began his Tree Spirits project in 1982 with a tree in his backyard. Later, he was commissioned to sculpt a series of trees on St. Simons Island off the coast of the state of Georgia. He carves faces into trees, revealing the tree's inner spirit.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 19, 2011
These school desk carvings by Ben Turnbull are far better than anything we ever carved in our desks in the 5th grade. We could barely get our initials into those 1960's desks that our school district kept recycling. The idea of taking childhood memories and masking them with a darker reality is quite interesting, and done well here.