California sculptor Scott Roach creates wood and metal assemblages with rich textures, colors and shapes that beg to be viewed closer, closer still.
18″H x 65″W x 2″D
carved and painted mahogany
Roach carves, burns, hammers, colors, and sands the surfaces of each piece until he achieves the desired patterns, colors and textures on the wood and metal.
20″H x36″W x 3″D
“The challenge is to come up with a piece that invites the hand and the eye to enjoy the experience, and the mind to smile. And, like a desert canyon, to invite you to explore the hidden beauty within.” Scott Roach
48″H x 22″W x 4″D
walnut carved and torched, figured cottonwood, poplar
carved and bronze coated, steel, patinaed copper
48″H x 8″W x 3″D
mahogany, padouk, torched ash,
carved and painted maple, patinaed copper
Spectral Morning, detail
He surrenders to the random nature of some of the processes involved, like the chemical reaction of patina on metal.
Eye of the wind
30″H x 60″W x 3″D
padouk, maple, mahogany, bubinga, bamboo, patinaed brass
36″H x 28″W x 2″D
ipe, maple, wenge, bubinga, curly maple, bamboo,
patinaed brass, perforated aluminum
Every now and then I come across large-scale wall sculpture that makes me do a double take because in my mind I have translated the sculpture into jewelry – usually brooches. I see the potential for small-scale here. Do you?