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Carving basswood animals that fit in the hand

Carving basswood animals that fit in the hand

Traveling with pocket size sculptures   West coast beaches, East coast cities,   26 pages

Traveling with pocket size sculptures
West coast beaches, East coast cities, 26 pages


 Artist Statement

Narrative Figurative Sculpture with a Contemporary Edge

Always a walker, from his early days as a mail carrier in SE Portland, to travels far from home. Stan continues to be on the lookout for “moments of significance” which tell a story. 

He does memory paintings in gouache of sights both real and slightly surreal. From these, he constructs and carves wood sculptures as wall tableau or as narrative figures standing without backgrounds.

Stan has a fascination for birds and flight. He enjoys carving small flying owls and pelicans, a Crater bird with a single egg, and even a Mourning dove with 9 cats on it’s back. Sometimes the carved birds have long legs and shoes for walking with their human counterparts.

Travel is often about the people we meet and the long distance friendships which develop. While in Oaxaca, Mexico last November, he sat down and carved with 2 famed “Alebrije”  artists. Those sculptures went through a series of changes back in his studio and are now unique collaborations.

Stan has been exhibiting his carved and painted figures since 1981 when William Jamison gave him his first solo show in what was to be the Pearl.  Since then the work has been exhibited and collected nationally. He carves basswood with hand tools and uses a variety of colorants for finishing. The only power tool used is a bandsaw with the remaining cutoffs often becoming his handheld “rescue dogs”

 

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Diving Pelican 1 c arved and painted wood 8” x 12” x 6”, 2019

Diving Pelican 1
c
arved and painted wood
8” x 12” x 6”, 2019

Beach Shelter  carved and painted wood, driftwood 11” x 9.5” x 5.5”, 2019

Beach Shelter
carved and painted wood, driftwood
11” x 9.5” x 5.5”, 2019

Diving Pelican 2  carved and painted wood 18” x 17” x 4”, 2018

Diving Pelican 2
carved and painted wood
18” x 17” x 4”, 2018

Giraffe Fort  carved and painted wood, driftwood 17” x 9” x 5.5”, 2018

Giraffe Fort
carved and painted wood, driftwood
17” x 9” x 5.5”, 2018

Handshake  carved and painted wood 9.5” x 11” x 7”, 2018

Handshake
carved and painted wood
9.5” x 11” x 7”, 2018

Coffee Talk  carved and painted wood 9” x 12” x 5.5”, 2019

Coffee Talk
carved and painted wood
9” x 12” x 5.5”, 2019

Surf Scooters
carved and painted wood
26" x 38" x 3", 2017

Cargo Express
carved and painted wood
15" x 39" x 4", 2018

Ray and Roy
carved and painted wood
19" x 34" x 3", 2017

Summer Lake  carved and painted wood 26 "x 36" x 3", 2017

Summer Lake
carved and painted wood
26 "x 36" x 3", 2017

Whisper  carved and painted wood 13” x 15” x 5”, 2018

Whisper
carved and painted wood
13” x 15” x 5”, 2018

Green Flash with white giraffes  carved and painted wood 22” x 34” x 4”, 2018

Green Flash with white giraffes
carved and painted wood
22” x 34” x 4”, 2018

Giraffe Cargo  carved and painted wood 14” x 32” x 6”, 2019

Giraffe Cargo
carved and painted wood
14” x 32” x 6”, 2019

Voyager  carved and painted wood 8” x 20” x 6”, 2018

Voyager
carved and painted wood
8” x 20” x 6”, 2018

Drydock carved and painted wood  6” x 23” x 5.5”, 2019

Drydock
carved and painted wood
6” x 23” x 5.5”, 2019

Penguins in waiting carved and painted wood  6” x 18” x 5”, 2019

Penguins in waiting
carved and painted wood
6” x 18” x 5”, 2019

Beach reading carved and painted wood, paper clay  11” x 14” x 4.5”, 2019

Beach reading
carved and painted wood, paper clay
11” x 14” x 4.5”, 2019

Dogs walking with women  carved and painted wood 11” x 14” x 7”, 2018

Dogs walking with women
carved and painted wood
11” x 14” x 7”, 2018

Friend of Flickers  carved and painted wood, found woods 17” x 18” x 7”, 2019

Friend of Flickers
carved and painted wood, found woods
17” x 18” x 7”, 2019

Little Bird  carved and painted wood 14.5” x 3.5” x 6”, 2019

Little Bird
carved and painted wood
14.5” x 3.5” x 6”, 2019

Sleepwalker  carved and painted wood 22” x 10” x 7”, 2018

Sleepwalker
carved and painted wood
22” x 10” x 7”, 2018

Floating Nest  carved and painted wood, prunings 4” x 26” x 3.5”, 2018 -19

Floating Nest
carved and painted wood, prunings
4” x 26” x 3.5”, 2018 -19

The Gathering
carved and painted wood
18" x 24" x 12", 2017

SOLD

Hats and rabbits, Oaxaca
carved and painted wood
13" x 14"x 10", 2018

SOLD

Giraffe in Moonlight
carved and painted wood
25" x 18" x 7", 2018

Mourning dove with 9 cats
carved and painted wood
10" x 18" x 18", 2017

SOLD

A new day
carved and painted wood
12" x 10" x 4", 2017

SOLD

Going Home
carved and painted wood
16" x 12" x 12", 2017

Crater bird with single egg
carved and painted wood, glass eyes
6" x 20" x 14", 2017

2 Catbirds
carved and painted wood
9" x 10" x 4", 2017 SOLD

El Sharko / Oaxaca
carved and painted wood
6" x 15" x 5", 2017

Chief  carved and painted wood, glass eyes 36” x 13” x 13”, 2018  SOLD

Chief
carved and painted wood, glass eyes
36” x 13” x 13”, 2018

SOLD

Where I'm calling from  carved and painted wood 19" x 24" x 3", 2017

Where I'm calling from
carved and painted wood
19" x 24" x 3", 2017

Beach House  carved and painted wood 18" x 14" x 5", 2017

Beach House
carved and painted wood
18" x 14" x 5", 2017

Lapdog  carved and painted wood 8” x 6” x 6”, 2018 SOLD

Lapdog
carved and painted wood
8” x 6” x 6”, 2018 SOLD

Coqui's and Hawaiian Bull Frog carved and painted wood approx 4" x 6" x 4" each, 2018

Coqui's and Hawaiian Bull Frog
carved and painted wood
approx 4" x 6" x 4" each, 2018

Hawaiian songbirds  carved and painted wood 5" x 5" x 5" ea, 2017

Hawaiian songbirds
carved and painted wood
5" x 5" x 5" ea, 2017

The Basque  carved and painted wood 20" x 8" x 6", 2017 SOLD

The Basque
carved and painted wood 20" x 8" x 6", 2017 SOLD

Flight of white owls  carved and painted wood 4" x 4" x 6" ea, 2018

Flight of white owls
carved and painted wood
4" x 4" x 6" ea, 2018