Figurative Wooden Sculptures by Stefanie Rocknak

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

It may be hard to believe, but these stunning sculptures were carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak is behind these fascinating figurative works. These pieces are slightly larger than lifesize, torsos and heads twisted into intense expressions that can be seen in both the face and body. Each work is incredibly serious, the pupil-less eyes seeming to look right through the viewer. The New York-based artist’s sculptural practice is highly influenced by her many trips to Europe, especially by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Bernini who she experienced in Rome. Although trained as a painter, she fell in love with the warmth and unpredictability of wood, preferring three dimensional work over two. Rocknak likes to stick to the detail of the work’s physical creation explaining that “conceptual art leaves me cold. So my figures, quite intentionally, are immediate and obvious; ideally, they do not need a theory to do their talking.”

 

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

Stefanie Rocknak sculptures

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