California-based visual artist and educator Victoria Wagner creates beautiful gem-like sculptures called Woodrocks, comprised of wood and decorated with color, which serve as an iconic reference to the downed tree.
To create these beautiful works of art, Victoria uses chunks of wood salvaged from local materials. After cutting the reclaimed wood into geometric forms, she adds gradients of varying hues to certain sides to resemble large gemstones.
“My work deals with observation and mystery. I am fascinated with unlikely material pairings, Within the familiar arc of a line, a simple form, the pleasant cadence of common geometric shape, I encourage an experience that is slightly removed from the history of it’s making…a process that is partially revealed, yet simultaneously suspended, enigmatic, frail.”
Her work has recently been shown at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure, theLab, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sonoma County Museum, and the DiRosa Art and Nature Preserve.
You can see more of Victoria’s work on her website.