Thursday, 23 January 2014

Randall Rosenthal and 'Cold Hard Cash'

When you study the work of Randall Rosenthal you can't help but be in awe of this mans talent, the way he emulates a stack of paper from solid blocks of wood reminds me of Livio De Marchi's carving skills when creating his wooden clothing.  Lets start off by taking a look at:

'Cold Hard Cash'   2012 , acrylic and ink on one block of Vermont White Pine, 14 x 14 x 10" 


It doesn't matter how long you look at this piece you cannot convince yourself it is carved from one solid block of white pine then diligently painted. Here are some great shots of the work in progress.







Randall Rosenthal.

BORN:           1947 New York, New York
EDUCATION:  1965-69 Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania






















A personal favourite of mine is 'Cutting Board'  because of the variety of materials he has so successfully copied.


'Cutting board'  in progress.



And here, a selection of some of Randall's other pieces, it's hard to remember these are all carved from solid blocks of wood !








If you wish to fully explore the weird world of Randall Rosenthal check out his website: www.randallrosenthal.com

Other sources:


Randall's forum posts of  'Old Money' on sawmillcreek.org


1 comment:

  1. WOW so very talented!! Wouldn't it be funny to put one of those boxes of money on a curb in a busy city, and video who check it out??

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