Brad Sells | Golden Rain Tree

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Brad Sells | Golden Rain Tree
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This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 12 @ 19:31UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Brad Sells | Golden Rain Tree, 2019
Cookeville, Tennessee
Golden rain tree, metallic paint
3.75 x 6 x 7.5 inches

Artist Statement: The piece of golden rain tree was from North Carolina. It was given to me by a friend and fellow wood carver, Eric Malone. He found it in someone’s firewood pile. The wood had been split and I loved the texture caused by the extremely curly figure. I wanted to leave ‘traces’ of this textures in the finished piece. This new series of vessel form is inspired by geology of the Rocky Mountains. I have used a metallic finish on the piece and carved an angular footed vessel form. Pyrite is also known as fools gold.

About the Artist:
rad Sells has been a full-time wood sculptor and the proprietor of Bark Studio in Cookeville, Tennessee since 1999. His work is represented in museums, public installations and private collections across the nation.

Sells and his artistic process have been featured in two PBS documentaries produced by award-winning film maker, Todd Jarrell:
Tree Safari: A Sculptural Journey (South Africa), 2006
Tree Safari: The Koa Connection (Hawaii), 2007

Sells’ current work includes a diverse selection of intriguing sculptural pieces and custom furniture.

Sells attended Tennessee Tech University, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Academic Minors included: Art (Appalachian Center for Craft campus), Geology, and Biology.