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Stephen Walling
Accentuate the Positive (Colorful Abstract Geometric Wood Wall Sculpture)

2018

$3,800

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Abstract geometric three-dimensional wood wall sculpture in colorful hues of red, pink, blue, pink, purple, green and orange with contrasts of white and gray "Accentuate the Positive", made by Hudson Valley based artist, Stephen Walling, in 2018 30 x 30 x 3 inches, acrylic and hand carved wood on panel Excellent condition, ready to hang Signed, verso This abstract, modern three-dimensional wall sculpture was made by sculptor, Stephen Walling, in 2018. The artist created the work by intricately carving square blocks of wood and arranging them in geometric linear patterns. The wooden blocks were then painted with colorful hues of acrylic paint which contrast against the background of gray and white square inlays. The blocks are painted on all sides, providing interesting color relationships at all angles. The piece is in excellent condition and ready to hang as is. There is sturdy wire on the back to ensure easy installation. About the artist and work: Stephen Walling demonstrates a trained eye with wall relief sculptures of colorfully painted wood strips and blocks, intricately carved and composed into graphic arrangements. Although Walling’s sculptures are crafted around a dedication to color and shape, his newest body of works reveals a shift in inspiration and evolution in studio process. In earlier work, the artist took his cues from nature; representational forms based on the shapes of trees, slopes of the Catskill mountains and even aerial views were most prevalent. He also experimented with photo-collage, pasting images of back lit forests on varying heights of wood. More recently, Walling has found increasing comfort in the possibilities of abstraction. Walling now follows a kind of ‘mind-map’, influenced by almost anything and everything, when creating a new sculpture. The premeditated image leads Walling to the selection of all colors, shapes, and arrangements. Recent work demonstrates a fascination with light and shadow. Individual pieces of intricately carved wood unite to create various shadows that work to create a dazzling optical illusion. Ranging depths of wood are often enhanced with color painted on different sides of each block. This hint of color encourages the viewer’s eye to travel throughout Walling’s surfaces as perspective reveals transitions in palette and shadow.

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