Contemporary sculpture rooted in nature
"Bruce Johnson's large, muscular, but equally sensuous and approachable redwood sculptures are not site-specific, at least not the way the art world defines the term: art that it is created for, and displayed in, a predetermined location. Yet in many ways, Johnson’s work is inextricably tied to a place—the north coast of California with the last remaining stands of old-growth redwood on the planet. Visiting the artist’s studio in Timber Cove, nestled among stands of second-growth redwood and hearing him speak passionately and articulately about his art reminds one just how central the material of redwood is to his work and his vision as an artist".
Excerpt from Against the Grain — The Work of Bruce Johnson
by Michael Schwager (Sonoma State University)
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