Untitled by Rudolph Lopez

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Sculptures Start Price:100.00 USD
Untitled by Rudolph Lopez
550.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 26 @ 19:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
East Indian Rosewood
17" x 13" x 2"

Rodolph Lopez
Florida, United States

This Wing Bowl was made from a crotch section of East Indian Rosewood. East Indian Rosewood is native to India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia but grows naturally around costal Central and South Florida. Heartwood of East Indian Rosewood can vary from a golden brown to a deep purplish brown, with amber streaks. The wood will darken some with age. This piece showcases the beautiful color variations and contrast with the light creamy sapwood along with the chatoyance of the crotch wood figure.

I have always had a love of nature and with that came my love of wood. I love everything about wood, rough or smooth it possesses a warm welcome feel with its endless earthy color variations and the swirling grain patterns of burls and knotty woods. All of the pieces I create are one of a kind with their own unique features. I never cease to be amazed by the incredible amount of beauty to be found as I create a new turning. My goal in my artistic turning is to bring out this beauty which God and nature has provided and create something that showcases and enhances the natural beauty of the wood for others to enjoy for years to come.
I do not cut down trees for the purpose of woodturning. The wood I use is reclaimed or rescued. By that I mean wood that was saved from the landfill, or the mulch chipper or just being left to rot in the woods. It comes from trees that were cut down because of age, damage, or they became a danger to their surroundings.
This Wing Bowl was made from East Indian Rosewood which grows naturally around costal Central and South Florida.
Rudolph’s work has been featured in several American Association of Woodturners juried exhibitions at national symposiums and the AAW Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Emerging Artist Award in 2009, and chosen by the AAW as one of four international emerging artists of 2012. His work is currently displayed at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts Museum Gallery store, St Petersburg, Fl.