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Stephen Walling
Tutti-Frutti (Colorful Abstract Three Dimensional Wood Wall Sculpture)

2017

$2,400

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Colorful abstract three dimensional wall sculpture made with hand carved strips of wood painted with bright multi-colored shades of acrylic paint 24 x 20 x 2 inches with white painted sides, ready to hang as is Can be oriented vertically or horizontally This graphic, multi-colored three-dimensional wall sculpture was made by sculptor, Stephen Walling, in 2017. The artist created the work by intricately carving strips of wood in graphic rectangular patterns that are then painted with bright yellow, red, blue, green, purple, and orange. There are also accents of taupe, brown, light lavender, and slate grey. The painted strips of wood, adhered to a solid wood panel backing, were carved at different depths so a playful and graphic three-dimensional effect is achieved. The wall sculpture can be hung horizontally or vertically. It measures 24 x 20 inches and is signed on the back. There is metal wire and d-rings on the back for 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. After a long career as an award winning art director at Conde Nast Publications, approaching such a tactile material came naturally to an artist with experience in handmade furniture and design. A look inside Walling’s creative lair reveals piles of sawdust that blanket the floor while towers of mixed paint containers find their home next to scraps of wood destined for a new piece. The traces of his artistic process suggest there is rarely a dull moment in this workshop. 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. Stephen Walling now lives and works in Germantown, NY. Resume: Education: BFA Pratt Institute Major in Graphic Design Studied with Jack Tworkov, James Brooks Career: Art Director, Conde Nast Publications Honors: Art Directors Awards Published several times in Graphics Annual Numerous painting awards Exhibits: 2018 Bejeweled, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2017 Abstractions, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2016 Summer Color, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2014 Playful, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY Artspace, Germantown, NY 2012 Sculpture, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 2011 Interior/Exterior, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY 2008 Wood, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY ArtsWalk , CCCA, Hudson, NY 2007 Group Show, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY ArtsWalk, CCCA, Hudson, NY 2006 Restaurant , Germantown, NY

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