Wood Sculptures Recall Iconic Objects And Ironically Examine Worn-Out Ideas In Contemporary Art

Lee Stoetzel - Sculpture Lee Stoetzel - Sculpture Lee Stoetzel - SculptureLee Stoetzel carves fast food, life-size VW buses, vintage Mac computers, and even fine art from wood, recalling iconic objects, and ironically, examining worn-out symbols or ideas in contemporary art, initially cultivated from the likes of Chuck Close, Rube Goldberg, and Claes Oldenburg.

Whether its mesquite or cypress, each renewable resource favors sinewy flaws or wood marks that, according to Stoetzel, feel comparable to brush strokes, providing another layer of texture and pop of craftsmanship.

Check out the video of Stoetzel discussing his work in his studio and see a few more stills after the jump.

Lee Stoetzel - Sculpture

Lee Stoetzel - SculptureLee Stoetzel - SculptureLee Stoetzel - SculptureLee Stoetzel - SculptureLee Stoetzel - SculptureLee Stoetzel - Sculpture