Sugar Maple with Hand Tint and Carved Foot
8 x 18 x 10 in
$2,500 or $250 per month with Art Money! “Nimbus Landscape” is a hand-carved wood sculpture made of sugar maple by Tennessee artist Brad Sells. It is part of his ongoing series of forms called “vessels.” This particular style of vessel is inspired by the Appalachian Mountains and is characterized by rounded edges conveying a sense of soft, flowing movement. The artist applies a subtle turquoise tint along the edges to enhance the wood’s natural pattern. Sells also includes a hollow, round form on the edge of the piece called an "orbital." These forms represent nature and science and frequently appear in his work. The artist envisions orbitals as various things, including cells, eggs, electrons, planets, and stars.