web analytics

edgar zuñiga jimenez’s reclaimed wood and metal columns

Acclaimed painter and sculptor Edgar Zuñiga Jimenez creates figurative columns from wood, clay, iron and steel.

zuniga1

 

zuniga2

The wood columns are carved from antique ceiling beams, adding to their allure.

zuniga5

“I use the column as the base and support of my artistic expression. On the column I develop different formal languages; I position on them sculpted faces or anatomical fragments, especially on wooden columns obtained from old or demolished houses from the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Through them, I am expressing the loss of the collective memory and values.”

zuniga_6

While I am most drawn to the reclaimed wood columns with carved faces, his steel columns with clay figures holding up, holding on and holding out speak to me of a quiet power within.

zuniga_group

 

zuniga_work_in_progress_1

 

zuniga_7

 

zuniga_the_artist_at_work

Edgar Zuñiga’s website (where I found most of this information) seems to be having some issues at the moment, but you can see more on his Facebook Page.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

One Response to edgar zuñiga jimenez’s reclaimed wood and metal columns

Leave a reply