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Infanta - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. It is very important - materials should be collected in Manhattan. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan (from Queens it is a hop and jump) to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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Seated Woman. Wood, pasted paper. 20” x 30” x 18” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. It is very important - materials should be collected in Manhattan. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan (from Queens it is a hop and jump) to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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The shadow of a shade. Wood, acrylic, ink. 27” x 19” x 11” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. It is very important - materials should be collected in Manhattan. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan (from Queens it is a hop and jump) to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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Baron Munchhausen. Wood, acrylic, ink. 27” x 17” x 11” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. It is very important - materials should be collected in Manhattan. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan (from Queens it is a hop and jump) to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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Rider. Wood, acrylic, ink. 26” x 21” x 12” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. It is very important - materials should be collected in Manhattan. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan (from Queens it is a hop and jump) to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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The Lady and the Hooligan. Wood, acrylic, ink. 24” x 21” x 11” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. It is very important - materials should be collected in Manhattan. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan (from Queens it is a hop and jump) to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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Ground Zero. Wood, acrylic. 22” x 18” x 14”
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Stab of Joy. Wood, acrylic, ink, pasted paper. 24” x 18” x 16”
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Headachy Man. Wood, acrylic. 9” x 16” x 4”
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Woodpecker. Wood, acrylic, ink. 17” x 8” x 12”
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Bowl of the Ocean Soup. Wood, acrylic, ink. 34” x 24” x 20” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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Phoenix. Wood, acrylic, ink. 20” x 15” x 28” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.

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Gridlocked. Wood, acrylic, ink. 20” x 17” x 16” -
For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy.
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Woman. Wood, acrylic, ink, wax. 24” x 10” x 10” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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One-off House. Wood, acrylic, ink, pasted paper. 9” x 12” x 5” - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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A Ladder to Heaven. Wood, Acrylic, Ink. 17 - For creation of my wooden sculptures I have used objects found from the Manhattan's urban ore. Usually it is plywood, parts of furniture and wooden toys. The City is like a huge caterpillar which carries through itself hundreds tons of wood. I like to come to Manhattan to rummage in a city waste in search of the necessary materials. Working on a sculpture, I take pleasure in the process of creation and have joy from the idea, that I will give new birth to the thrown out wooden things.
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Siamese twins - Wood, acrylic, ink. 24” x 14” x 8”
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Tree of Life - 22" x 25" x 15"
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Eddy Wind - 27" x 23" x 15"
wood, rusted metal
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Torch Singer. Wood, acrylic, ink. 26” x 16” x 9” - 16" x 26" x 9"

wood, acrylic, ink
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Judith and Holofernes - 25" x 22" x 15"
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The Troic Horse - Wood, acrylic. 32” x 14” x 23”
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Creature - Wood, acrylic, ink. 24” x 17” x 14”
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Gare Saint Lazare. (After Claude Monet).

Wood, metal, plastic, acrylic, ink. 20” x 20” x 19”

SRAM pART PROJECT transforms bike parts into art that makes a difference and a big splash, too. The proceeds help people in need through World Bicycle Relief. For the NYC event, 90 artists will contribute original pieces created from SRAM components. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to World Bicycle Relief.

In this work I used wood, metal, and plastic. For me, these materials are symbolic: wood is a symbol of purity - Mother Nature - untouched by human hands; metal and plastic - are both symbols of industrialization - symbols of human intervention into the natural course. By working with these materials, I tried to blur the contradicting nature of those materials and symbols in an attempt to create something harmonious and balanced. My goal was to demonstrate that nature and man can co-exist, and that human intervention in nature may not always be fatal.
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His Majesty


Wood, acrylic, ink. 24” x 18” x 17”

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