Figurative Wooden Sculptures by Stefanie Rocknak

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.”

Stunning Sculptures by Tom Eckert

When we’re talking about wooden sculptures the first things came in mind is figures of people, animals, fruits etc. But American sculptor Tom Eckert breaks stereotypes. “Tom Eckert received his M.F.A. degree from Arizona State University, with advanced study at California State University at Northridge. He uses a wide variety of woodworking techniques in his sculptural pieces, including laminating, bending, carving, turning and painting.” Take a look at the following stunning sculptures and you will like it!

Organic Sculptures by Jaehyo Lee

Korean artist Jaehyo Lee creates unique three-dimensional decorative pieces from assembly of natural materials, such as wood pieces, branches, leaves, bolts, and nails by sculpting, grinding and refining them into geometrical shapes – mesmerizing spheres, hemispheres, or cylinders. These elements are bound together in such a way that the often-times linear building components become curved semi-geometric works of art. Each piece crafted by Jaehyo Lee is both an engaging shape within a given space while also existing as an object with an inherently domestic purpose. Take a look!