Happy Wanderers
8' x 15' x 6'

locust wood, preservative stain

From Whence Cometh My Help

81" x 24" x 24"

locust wood , preservative stain

How Then Shall We Live?
2004
13' x 8' x10'

locust wood, preservative stain

The Pursuit of Happiness
8' x 5' x 4'

locust wood, preservative stain

 

Pilgrim Home

9' x 6' x 6'

hemlock wood, preservative stain

Sanctuary

13' x 5' x 8'

locust & hemlock wood

The Lonesome Whipoorwill

locust & hemlock wood, preservative stain

Video 1: The Lonesome Whippoorwill

Video 2: Click here to view

 

Together
6' x 3' x 3'

locust wood, preservative stain

 

And Then One Day... It Happened
12' x 3' x 3'

locust wood, preservative stain

 

Pilgrim II
8' x 3' x 5'

locust wood, preservative stain

 
 

 
 

I’ve been making outdoor sculptures since 1989. My first ones were usually made of treated wood. When I became concerned about the health and environmental risks of treated lumber I quit making them. Then when moving to rural Floyd County I learned about woods with good natural, outdoor weathering qualities that farmers have been using for generations. Locust is traditionally used for fence posts that “will last 100 years” it is one of the hardest and most weather resistant wood in the world and hemlock wood is used for barn siding. Both are harvested locally and available at area sawmills and some of the locust wood I use comes from our own property. On many of them I use a Sherwin Williams preservative stain for color and to protect them. Maintaining them is similar to the maintenance on an outdoor deck.

Here are a couple of links to interviews. Other video links are in the sculpture descriptions. (videos will open in a new window)

Outdoor sculptures in Lakeland FL

Outdoor sculptures in "Art In Roanoke"

Most of the sculptures here are recent and available for sale with prices ranging from $1000.00 - $7000.00.