Ed Elliott is a young and highly innovative sculptor working with a variety of materials, currently concentrating on wood. His large scale figurative work has attracted nationwide attention and helped him to become one of the nation’s leading sculptors in this medium, with public works in six counties.
In Ed’s own words, “Sculpture is a language for me and I aim to create a memorable presence with my work. Finding the right environments for sculpture is crucial in finishing many pieces and making them sing.”
Experimenting with the orthodox notion of removing material to produce form, Ed shows the flexibility that must be mastered to be able to sculpt with wood and allow it to speak. These works have been described as a return to a tangible empathy in sculpture.
Intarsia is basically a 3D wooden mosaic sculpture on which you cut, carve and shape individual pieces of a wooden parts, then put them together with glue. Kathy Wise use different types of wood and selecting the right color, thickness and grain composition. Lets create beautiful patterns like Kathy. Check Kathy Wise’s work here.
What is Intarsia?
Intarsia (ĭntär'sēə) is an early Italian Art form of wood inlay. The term is specifically applied to a type of inlaying probably developed in Siena, Italy, in the 13th century and derived from Middle Eastern inlays of ivory upon wood. This art was widely practiced in Italy from c.1400 to c.1600. Intarsia work was also practiced to a more restricted degree elsewhere in Western Europe. Designs included pictorial scenes and con...
53-year-old Sergei Bobkov has patented a unique technique of creating amazing sculptures out of Siberian Cedar wood-chips. "It's not very interesting to do what others can. To create something out of nothing in a completely new way is far more inspiring." This is how Sergei Bobkov explains the unique form of art that he created.
He says many people compare his artworks to taxidermy, because they both look so much like the animals they replicate, but Sergei believes they are as different as light and darkness. Whereas taxidermy is all about death, his wood-chip art symbolizes life. This resident of Kozhany, Russia has developed his very own technique that prevents wood-chips from falling apart in time. After creating about 100-150 chips from 2-3 inch long cedar sticks, he puts them in wa...