With a passion for woodworking, artist Aron Demetz has expounded on the properties of this material with his latest wooden statue series.
Optimizing for the way wood is easily splintered and frayed, he purposefully shreds away the smoothness of his human sculptures to give certain surfaces lots of texture and detailing. The wood itself has a remarkable skin-like coloring, giving these timber people, built right out of tree trunks, an eerily life-like appearance. The shredding and splintering looks like a flesh-eating disease that is softening the hard exteriors of these statues.
In this latest wooden statue series, Aron Demetz uses the fallible properties of this easily-destroyed material to use, making destruction part of his creations.