Wall hanging relief faces made from pieces of wood by Bennett Ewing

Bennett Ewing, better known as "Eyevan Tumbleweed," is a nature lover with an art intensive background of over 15 years. In 2002 while living in Prescott, AZ Eyevan found his niche medium in found wood sculpture. Since then he has spent the majority of his artistic focus on a series of visages comprised from pieces of wood he collects from mountains, deserts, swamps, forests, riparian zones (rivers) and beaches.

The wall hanging relief faces in his series are pieced together meticulously and somewhat extemporaneously, using the natural colors, patterns and directions of various wood fragments to create countenances not entirely human nor entirely elvin or fay. Bonded with glue and reinforced with epoxy, the sylvan entities and their expressions of thought and emotion portray a glimpse of an otherworldly realm that is not altogether unfamiliar.

His technique ranges from smooth and spiraling to rough and jagged, blending fantasy with reality and impressionism with ornate design—an effect that might be something along the lines of abstract realism.


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