I'MMORTAL is derivative off of a series of wall mirrors I began creating in 2016 with the viewer placing their eyes into the skull and questioning AM I MORTAL OR AM I IMMORTAL?
other variations can be viewed at
Hand carved from a piece of poplar it was a fun challenge carving the angles to create crisp geometric patterns that change as the viewer moves around the work.
At the time I planned on creating a series of decorative skulls like this but sadly have not had the time yet to revisit.
BIENVENIDO #5 (piece in process)
I am 10 months into hand carving this work out of one piece of Sapele. As I have described before woodcarving is a lot like boxing and this work has been a 15 round battle.
I truly only thought it would take 4-6 weeks but when one spiral would be changed all would due how they were clustered.
Some of the influences on this work are
-group of people interacting
-decorative ornamentation on suits of armor
It is the 5th in the series of spiral mirrors meant to modernize the classic spiral used in traditional furniture.
As of 3/13/2020 I am almost finished it as I am painting the outer roll of the spiral with gold.
The is a blog in process at :