“Wood has become my voice and my language. Over years spent making things both useful and useless out of wood, the physical work of sawing, carving, turning & polishing has become my contemplation.”
Imagine wooden columns, some taller than man, broad at the top that then taper to the base. Discover the exceptional sculpture of Michael Bauermeister. You may initially be taken aback by their pure stature and scale, yet upon closer examination you discover their surface.
With pattern and detail that exudes incredible distinction at every turn, Bauermeister enlivens the character of his wooden muse through his carefully curated designs. Often imbued with concentric rings, they are cut from a wide board, stacked and laminated. Whether sanded or carved, shape predominates the work. Soft punctures emerge from the delicate surface of the form, leaving marks of the maker in its wake. Frequently applying treatment and color, while carving, painting, scorching and staining, Bauermeister creates compositions of stunning, unequivalent proportion.