woodpile as art

Alastair Heseltine is a Canadian artist who makes art and objects by interweaving wood (he especially loves willow). We were knocked out by his woodpile and by his artist’s statement; we don’t know when we’ve seen one that said so much in so few words:

“I am a sculptor working with mixed media relating to the environment. Imagery is guided by the inherent nature of material and by construction systems evolved through mindful observation and play. I also draw from the full spectrum of routines and activities that support my practice:  Design, craft production, farming and rural life.”


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6 Responses to woodpile as art

  1. Debra Baida 05.17.2010 at 9:32am #

    After marveling at the incredibly tidy and beautiful wood piles throughout southern Germany during a visit there last month, this installation of beauty and functionality (will he use this wood for the winter?) takes stacking to a new and marvelous height.

  2. jo 05.17.2010 at 10:48am #

    wow! move over andrew goldsworthy!

  3. Constance 05.17.2010 at 11:56am #


  4. Constance 05.17.2010 at 12:00pm #

    p.s. reminds me of a rugged lumberjack Andy Goldsworthy as well as some of the beautiful woodpiles in the mountain villages in Austria and Switzerland.

  5. Liliana 06.23.2010 at 3:42pm #

    How beautiful!

    I love when people take the time to make everyday things beautiful. It takes art out of the museum and places it where it belongs – in the middle of our everyday lives.

  6. Brenda 12.04.2014 at 9:50am #

    So Beautiful, textural, rustic AND useful !
    Like a recipe: Physical Labour + Fresh Air + Time + Inspiration + Action. Repeat !

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