• Brad Sells

    The Story Behind the Tree
  • Brad Sells

    The Story Behind the Tree
  • About the Artist

    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.
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Museums & Collections

Brad Sells’ striking sculptural works are held in the collections of 11 national and regional museums and galleries. Click for More
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Public Commissions

Brad Sells' sculptural works commissioned for public display. Click for More
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Vessel Forms

In terms of form, Sells feels vessels can be more challenging than carving a figure. Click for More
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Figures

Brad has always had a passion for carving the human form. Click for More
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Furniture

Sells’ visionary take on functional and sculptural wood furniture represents a wealth of textures, tones, form and balance. Click for More
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