Bob Turan’s Pileated Woodpecker Totem features a rescued natural tree trunk formerly standing near his home in Earlton, NY. Says Turan,
The sculpture was started by carpenter ants and then continued by a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers. Deconstruction was by the local highway department and reconstruction was carried out by the artist. The seemingly irreparable sections of tree trunk were resurrected with a supporting metal frame and the former scars are now highlighted in gold paint. Says Turan,
With a cinematic eye and a welder’s arc, I bring light, motion and mass to my work. I contrast weathered and polished, light and dark, mass and space. I often work in four dimensions, allowing time to show the kinetic aspects of a piece.
Pileated Woodpecker Totem was featured in the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in North Charleston, SC in 2012-13. Turan has also recently shown artwork at ARTSCAPE, Pittsfield, MA.
For more information visit http://www.bobturan.com.