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American Artist Lee Stoetzel Explores Worn-Out Ideas

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 16, 2013 • References: leestoetzel and beautifuldecay
The work of Lee Stoetzel, a sculptor born in Florida and based in New York, is reminiscent of such artists as Chuck Close, Rube Goldberg, Claes Oldenburg and even Andy Warhol. He creates wooden sculptures based on nostalgic and worn-out ideas in America. From VW buses and vintage Mac computers to bicycles and fast food, nothing seems to escape the cutting tools of Lee Stoetzel.

Not only is Lee Stoetzel's subject matter entertaining, his achievements are impressive. He doesn't just make a small replica of a Volkswagen, he creates a life-size version of it in wood. His bike isn't a shadow of a real one, Lee Stoetzel makes sure everything down to the chain is detailed.