Tuesday, December 16, 2008

John Clegg

carved dead black wattle tree 4000 x 500 x 500mm
Stonehurst Cedar Creek, 2008

Price: $3,500

John has attempted to carve a more formal geometric puzzle piece from an idea derived from off-cuts of last year’s sculpture, but the tree imposed a helical growing structure and co-users of the wood introduced an engineering challenge. The choices were to give up, start again, or change the design. He chose the latter and it’s wood carved, becoming more organic and bone-like growing in spring.