sculpture: Michael Kukla

wood sculpture by Micheal Kukla

“By drilling and grinding out cellular-like structures, I try to create an organic surface that seems naturally transformed.”

Stunning for their intricately woven caverns as much as their perceived natural appearance, according to their sculptor Michael Kukla these forms are inspired by the act of nature and time upon natural materials. Going beneath the surface the patterns are acheived through grinding and drilling out material – slate, marble or plywood – that changes our perception of it. A Czech born New York resident his pieces illogically interlock growth and decline and play off each other – the different materials only arouse more curiosity for a process that seems to have affected them all.

sources: Artists Studios

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