Stairway to heaven
This wooden sculpture with a beautiful title was made by Jan-Carel in an almost 4 meter high ‘Nordmann’. That is a coniferous tree species. Everyone knows this tree as a Christmas tree that everyone has in their home nowadays. This trunk is only slightly larger. And according to Jan-Carel, this type of pine works very well. The wood gives a beautiful structure and is not that hard to carve.
Material: Nordmann Fir
Origins: The Netherlands
Height: 350 cm
The origins of the design
When the idea is born, Jan-Carel works it out in his mind, often in great detail. He then describes his concept on paper and follows the sketch to show his potential client what the sculpture will look like. Of course, this sketch usually deviates slightly because the artwork is made from a natural product. You can always come across anything there. And whether this is in wood or stone, both are unpredictable. Of course, you can check in advance for fracture lines in stone and any rotten spots in wood. Yet this remains an uncertain factor.
The sculpting process
Are you interested in having a bespoke artwork made for you? There is a wide variety of possibilities, from type of wood used, dimensions and personalizations. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jan-Carel to find out what’s possible.