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About Heartwood Sentinel

The Sentinel series of sculptures are a family of hardwood, free standing, thin, tall sculptures in a variety of sizes and hardwoods. On this page is the small Heartwood Sentinel, created with Purple Heartwood. Several Sentinels have been created and some can be seen on other pages on this website.

These sculptures are homages to the beauty of wood and trees, as well as being essays in negative and positive space, in relation to materiality. When working with hardwoods, the beauty of the material plays an integral part in the creation of the negative space, the ratio of negative to positive space, and the way the wood is finished. While the overall form is intriguing in it simplicity, the fact that it is created in a dynamic, intricated material such and a gorgeous hardwood adds to the story - the sculptures are simplicity carved out of and into intricacy.