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Profile image of David GrossDavid Gross works with wind-felled trees, wood from managed forests, and salvaged timbers with holes and markings that hint at its history. When he`s working wood, he is simultaneously looking for new ways of using it, while researching how it was used historically. Marks and holes from previous use and natural flaws and splits are exploited for expressive purposes.

He enjoys using wood to make sculptures from observation and study.
In recent years he has made several sculptural studies of natural subjects such as insects, leaves, se...

Sculpture: 'rongo rongo (Ancient Hieroglyphics Contemporary Carved Wood sculpture)'
by David Gross

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Oak Conceptual Art sculpture often Large or Monumental Abstract Art by sculptor David Gross titled: 'rongo rongo (Ancient Hieroglyphics Contemporary Carved Wood sculpture)'
Oak Conceptual Art sculpture often Large or Monumental Abstract Art by sculptor David Gross titled: 'rongo rongo (Ancient Hieroglyphics Contemporary Carved Wood sculpture)' - Artwork View 1
Sculpture description:
a simple solid oak bench carved as an enlarged copy of a tablet of rongo rongo script found in a dwelling on Easter Island.
Artist's comments:
I believe rongo rongo script is as yet undecyphered, so when I was asked to provide a simple bench for the park where Captain Cook was born, I immediately thought of this idea. I hoped to carve the script as close to the original as possible to give everyone a chance to translate it.
Dimensions/size: 45 x 150 x 45 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 1 ft 5 2/3 in x 4 ft 11 in x 1 ft 5 2/3 in
It is a 40 times lifesize sculpture
Edition: 1
Medium: oak
Sculptor: David Gross [sculptor profile]
Price: £
1,667

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
1,925
/ USD $
2,047
/ AUD $
2,717
/ CAD $
2,737
/ CHF
2,065
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Carved and Engraved Lettering Writing Inscriptions Poems Quotations Carving Panels Sculptures
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Carved Wood Sculptures
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art
Weight: 250 Kg / 550 lb
Title: rongo rongo (Ancient Hieroglyphics Contemporary Carved Wood sculpture)
Finish: varnish and oil
Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 2013
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