Sculpture by Nicholas A. Price
"The forms in nature are the foundations of my sculpture.
Natural materials contribute towards the life and soul of my work.
The hardwoods used are not from trees felled from a protected
rain forest but are American tree woods acquired as a result of
natural causes such as weather or retirement.
I use naturally derived treatments after sculpting the wood such
as plant oils and waxes to finish and preserve the woods. I
endeavor to retain as much of the naturally occurring colors and
hues as possible.
Each piece has an array of facets which will provide the onlooker
with numerous shapes and puzzles which vary with lighting and
Every sculpture I create is different, there are no copies or
editions, and each is a guaranteed original.
Our numerous attempts at civilization throughout the long history
of humankind have been underpinned by these materials, even
today forming the basis of many necessities, increasingly the
more exotic variants are difficult to find.
I attempt to locate the most interesting material available often
traveling to great lengths to find something special. Examples
include a camphor tree with incredible fragrance, one with a ten
foot diameter trunk, age old curly cherry, often showing the most
fragile of patterns, marvelous pieces of old white oak telling
stories of a previous life and aromatic southern cedar with hidden
palettes beneath its gray bark."