An amazing face image which is made of wooden sticks…
Yoga practitioners understand how it can affect your overall wellness and create a sense of internal serenity. With his ever-growing array of wooden statues, Thai, European artist Gil Brunel investigates these sensations of tranquility. Each huge, wall-mounted work depicts a face with the patient’s eyes closed, appearing to be immersed in contemplation. “A reflection of what it feels like to be centered and at ease,” says Brunel of his most current pieces.
When we last highlighted Brunel’s work in 2019, he’s been busy working on a number of new projects. The Mask Project, in particularly, delves into the author’s 40-year practice of yoga and meditation. Every artwork symbolizes a particular emotional condition and uses “non-verbal representation by the use of shape, patterns, and color,” according to the artist.
Each of Brunel’s artworks, which are made up of innumerable carved wooden sticks, resembles a 3D fragmented picture of a person. The rectangular forms look as a multicolored tangle of wood when viewed up close. When the spectator takes a step back, though, they can notice the sculpture’s delicate facial characteristics and slight color variations. The artist’s statement is also conveyed on the reverse of each item. The backs of the artworks, which look even more fragmented and disorganized, depict the “conceptual workings of the brain.”
Browse out some of Brunel’s most recent work above, and visit his site for more.
With his wooden sculptures, artist Gil Brunel investigates sensations of quiet and tranquility.
The Mask Series uses spaced wooden sticks to create contemplative face images that serve as “a remembrance of what it appears to look like to be centered and at tranquilly.”