To be Named | Cedarwood
Although Harry Angel grew up making his own furniture as a necessity in the rural Amish country in Pennsylvania, it wasn't until 1979 where Harry began relief carving as a form of creativity. Harry found his art to be a challenge to keep him mind active in the long winters in Vermont as a young adult. During his retirement in Texas, Harry found his love for mesquite wood and its stubbornness. "Mesquite wood always has a crack running down the center of it", which Angel plans his designs around. The wood decides which direction he takes when creating a sculpture. Although Angel loves the "baby-butt" finish of mesquite wood and how intricate his designs can become because of its hard properties, it doesn't fair well in the outdoors. The sculpture you see before you is made out of cedar wood and coated in Water-Lox, a sealant most known for sailboats. Using only chisels, drills, and grinders, Harry Angel doesn't always have a plan in mind on what he creating, "Wood always has a habit of changing my mind," states Angel, "I have always wanted to enhance nature, not conquer it."
So you may be asking yourself, why does this sculpture remained unnamed? Harry Angel believes that naming his sculptures limit what people see the design as. "Everyone has different perspectives," says Angel "It's entirely up to the customer and client".
So, what do you think the sculpture above should be called?