Arizona-based sculptor Tom Eckert creates mind-boggling wood sculptures that appear to be everyday objects. His life-size pieces are made entirely of wood and then painted using various spray and brush techniques.
Tom Eckert received his M.F.A. degree from Arizona State University, with advanced study at California State University at Northridge. He uses a wide variety of woodworking techniques in his sculptural pieces, including laminating, bending, carving, turning and painting.
Eckert says about his work: ‘The woods I prefer working with are basswood, linden and limewood (all very similar) chosen because they carve and paint well and are very stable. Coming from a painting and drawing background , I am still interested in applying some of those techniques to my sculptures. My choice of paint is mostly waterborne lacquer applied using both spray guns and brushes.’
See much more of Tom’s work on his online galleries.