Looking for a stunning vertical piece that combines, wood, stone, metal and rock? This sophisticated piece, ELOQUENT, has been created out of Ironwood also know as Hornbeam, a wood that was tested for baseball bats in the hopes of solving the problem of them breaking too easily. The wood is so dense that it is heavier than water. However, the manufacturer eventually settled on maple, of which about 80% of todays bats are made.
Here the artist has crafted a sensually curved piece to finish and to house a naturally carved stone (seen from front and back). This piece is interesting from every angle. Set on a steel rod into granite, it will make a statement in that special spot, especially if able to be seen in the round.
Size: Total height 41" x approximately 12" Available in the gallery only, Cedar Lake Studios, 27 Ainslie St N, Cambridge, ON
The Artist: Neil Mark, an artist, and a farmer, is the sixth generation on his family farm, north of Lake Scugog. Neil uses his deep love of trees and nature to sculpt mesmerizing sculptures. Working with the natural appeal of the wood itself, Neil uncovers the beauty in every piece, transforming it from an unassuming piece, discovered in the forest or in the field, to a work of art. When Neil is not creating his own pieces, he is working on pieces of walnut, spalted maple and Manitoba maple that become either “canvases” for Hannah Mark’s (daughter) animal paintings, or a base for the steel creations of Cathy Mark (wife). You never know what wonderful new collaboration you will find at the Mark family farm and studio.