A scholar’s hardwood (Koompassia excelsa) natural form sculpture set into a Japanese wood base
19th century, Oriental
Height: 72cm Width of base: 78cm
A scholar’s hardwood (Koompassia excelsa) natural form sculpture set into a Japanese wood base. 19th century, Oriental. Height: 72cm Width of base: 78cm. 18000 This abstract sculpture of dark brown natural wood in the form of a high crested wave or rock, was made for contemplation in a scholar’s studio. The wood has natural grooves and channels running along its length with irregular openings, the contours of the piece are both angular and rounded and the grain is tightly bound, twisting and flowing in a turbulent current. The sculpture stands on a kidney-shaped polished wood flat base of light red / brown wood, and placed on the far right-hand side, leaving a large area of negative space which accentuates the drama and movement of the wood form.