The sculptural woodwork of Brad Sells evolves from a conviction that all living things have a soul. As he shapes and reveals the visage of each piece, he views his role as capturing then releasing the voice of each tree. From this vantage point, he carves exotic and domestic woods into the sensual, tactile, and delicate forms showcased in this portfolio.
Sells works in his own Bark Studio in his hometown of Cookeville, Tennessee. Though located in a relatively rural area, Sells’ artistic reputation, strong work ethic, and recognition of his unique skills have led to invitations to travel and carve rare woods on distant continents, have his work exhibited in museums and private collections throughout the world, including the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.
BARK STUDIO UPDATE
Give the timeless gift of fine woodwork…
From fluid, figurative sculpture and dynamic vessel forms to custom furniture… contact Brad for that special gift and/or commission.
Support the Honduras Big Leaf Mahogany Tree Safari in 2013:
Ask Brad How You Can Help
- You can help support in this sustainable forest adventure and PBS documentary by making a contribution to help sponsor the trip. Want to know more? Email Brad below or call 931-261-2598.
- Visit treesafari.org for a peek at the unique and visually stunning, both environmentally and artistically, of the two previous safaris.
Free-Form Vessel Carving Workshop | May 20-24, 2013
- Limited space available, contact Brad to register.
- $1,200; includes materials and lunches for the 5-day workshop.