catalog of wood sculpture - Jason Van Duyn

Catalog of Wood Sculpture – Hollow Forms

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What is a hollow form?  It is a form of wood sculpture, somewhat popular in woodturning.  Think of a wood vessel or pot.  They are made by turning a block of wood on a lathe, creating a form or shape and hollowing out the inside.  Some are segmented, which are lots of blocks of wood glued together to make a blank, others are turned from one solid block of wood.  
I have been turning wood sculpture since 2008 and I focus primarily in the creation of asymmetrical, irregular, and off-balance natural-edge turned wood sculpture, urn artistry, and functional wood turnings.  Urn artistry is the adaptation of my wood sculpture to cremation urns.  I am a member of American Association of Woodturners (AAW) and you can read more of my history on this page.

Wood Sculpture Catalog

I’ve thought about creating a catalog of my wood sculpture for some time now, mostly for a pictographic reference.  Unfortunately at times I have not been able to get a picture of a fair number of my wood sculpture, largely because I did not have time to photograph before they slipped out the door to a gallery.  By the way, I list my current inventory of hollow forms in the sculpture section of my website.  Its split up to list hollow forms and off-balance hollow forms.  
These days I am better about getting images of my work and I wanted to list what I do have.  In some ways I think it is neat to see the evolution of forms from the earliest things I have made.  That is especially the case for some so of my earliest sculpture as I did not have a very good idea of what I was doing at the time.
Early Wood Sculpture - Spalted Walnut Hollow, item #1 from Chowan County, NC #1 – Spalted Black Walnut Hollow Form from Chowan County, NC.  Gloss Blonde Shellac – 5″ H x 9″ Dia
Early Wooden Sculpture - Figured Walnut Crude Teardrop Hollow #2 from Chowan County, NC #2 – Figured Walnut Crude Teardrop Hollow Form from Chowan County, NC.  Danish Oil – 5-1/2″ H x 7″ Dia
Early Sculpture - Prestonwood Open Maple Hollow #18 from Prestonwood Golf Course Cary, NC #18 – Prestonwood Open Maple Hollow from Cary, NC.  Danish Oil – 4″ H x 8″ Dia
Early Sculpture - Ambrosia Maple Vase #20 – Early Ambrosia Maple Vase from Prestonwood, Cary NC.  Danish Oil – 6″ H x 8-1/2″ Dia
Early Sculpture - Magnolia Orb  #23 – Early Magnolia Orb from the Speight House, Edenton NC.  Danish Oil – 6″ H x 7″ Dia
Early Wood Sculpture - Large Finished Edge Spalted Beech Hollow  #24 – Early Finished Edge Spalted Beech Hollow.  Wood from White Oak Rd., Raleigh NC.  Danish Oil – 6″ H x 11-1/2″ Dia
Early Sculpture - Ambrosia Maple Vase  #25 – Early Ambrosia Maple Vase from Prestonwood, Cary NC.  Danish Oil – 7″ H x 8″ Dia
Early Sculpture - Warped Hickory Hollow  #26 – Early Warped Hickory Hollow from Prestonwood, Cary NC. Semi-gloss Lacquer – 6-1/2″ H x 11″ Dia
woodturning art - Finished Edge Mimosa Hollow  #27 – Early Finished Edge Mimosa Hollow from Speight House, Edenton NC.  Semi-gloss Lacquer – 6″ H x 10-1/2″ Dia
Finished Ambrosia Maple Orb  #28 – Early Finished Edge Maple Orb, Prestonwood – Cary, NC.  Shellac – 5-1/2″ H x 7″ Dia
 Early Sculpture - Amborisa Maple Hollow from Prestonwood - Cary, NC  #29 – Early Ambrosia Maple Hollow Form, Prestonwood – Cary, NC.  Shellac – 5″ H x 9″ Dia
 woodturning art - Natural Gloss Chinese Elm Hollow from Chowan County, NC  #42 – Natural Gloss Chinese Elm Hollow – Chowan County NC.  Lacquer – 7-1/2″ H x 9″ Dia
Ultra Gloss Natural Maple Hollow  #52 – “Blue” – Ultra Gloss Natural Edge Spalted Maple Hollow, Prestonwood – Cary, NC.  Lacquer 7″ H x 9″ Dia
Voided Large Maple Burl Hollow Form  #174 – Ultra Gloss Voided Large Maple Burl Hollow Form, Raleigh, NC.  Lacquer 8-1/2″ H x 11″ Dia
Natural Red Mpale Burl Hollow Form  #181 – Natural Red Maple Burl Hollow Form, Chowan County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 8-1/2″ H x 9″ Dia
Large Spalted Two Tone Maple Burl Hollow  #183 – Large Spalted Two Tone Maple Burl Hollow Form, Raleigh, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 8-1/4″ H x 12″ Dia – Granted I haven’t seen this one in person for many years but it is still one of my most favorite pieces.
#199 - Ultra Gloss Walnut Crotch Hollow  #199 – Ultra Gloss Walnut Crotch Hollow Form – Chowan County, NC.  Nitrocellulose – 8-1/2″ H x 8″ Dia.  High Gloss always looks good on darker wood.
Spalted Curly Maple Hollow Form  #204 – Spalted Curly Maple Hollow Form – Raleigh, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 9-1/2″ H x 8-1/2″ Dia.  
Natural Two Tone Mimosa Hollow Form  #222 – Natural Two Tone Mimosa Hollow – Speight House, Edenton, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 8-1/2″ H x 8-1/2″ Dia.  
Wormy Spalted Ash Hollow Form  #229 – Brinkley’s Spalted Ash Hollow, Chowan County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 7″ H x 8-1/4″ Dia.  
Off Balance Red Maple Burl Hollow  #231 – Off Balance Red Burl Hollow Form, Chowan County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 7″ H x 11-1/4″ Dia.  
Hollow Heart - Natural Edge Dogwood Hollow Form  #248 – “Hollow Heart” – Natural Edge Voided Dogwood Hollow Form, Raleigh, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 7-1/4″ H x 9-1/4″ Dia.  
Off Balance Ultra Gloss Spalted Ash Hollow Form  #251 – Off Balance Ultra Gloss Spalted Ash Hollow – Chowan County, NC.  Nitrocellulose – 7″ H x 7-3/4″ Dia.  Part of my original “Wobble” exhibit.
Ultra Gloss Natural Mulberry Burl Hollow  #276 – Ultra Gloss Natural Mulberry Burl Hollow – Edenton County, NC.  Nitrocellulose – 8″ H x 8-1/4″ Dia.  
Ultra Gloss Spalted Persimmon Hollow  #293 – Ultra Gloss Spalted Persimmon Hollow – Chatham County, NC.  Nitrocellulose Lacquer – 8-1/2″ H x 9″ W x 8″ D.  
Infested Off Balance Walnut Crotch Hollow Form  #313 – Infested Off Balance Walnut Crotch Hollow – Chowan County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 7-3/4″ H x 8-1/2″ 
"Empty Heart" Off Balance Voided Dogwood Hollow Form  #315 – “Empty Heart” Off Balance Voided Dogwood Hollow Form – Raleigh, NC.  Nitrocellulose Lacquer – 8″ H x 9-3/4″ 
Voided Red Oak Burl Hollow  #331 – Voided Red Oak Burl Hollow – Chapel Hill, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 8-1/4″ H x 7-3/4″ Dia.  
Small Detailed Maple Hollow Form  #343 – Small Detailed Maple Hollow Form – Cary, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 4-1/2″ H x 5″ Dia.  
Two Tone Ultra Gloss Honey Locust Hollow from Chowan County, NC. Item #354 #354 – Two Tone Ultra Gloss Honey Locust Hollow from Chowan County, NC.  Ultra Gloss Lacquer – 6-1/2″ H x 7-3/4″ Dia
woodturning art - Ultra Gloss Voided Cherry Burl Hollow Form #356 – Ultra Gloss Voided Cherry Burl Hollow from Wake County, NC.  Ultra Gloss Lacquer – 6-3/4″ H x 7-3/4″ Dia
St. Paul's Spalted Natural Dogwood Hollow Form - 394 #394 – St. Paul’s Spalted  Natural Dogwood Hollow Form from Edenton, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 7-1/4″ H x 8-1/2″ Dia
Ultra Gloss Fine Line Spalted Dogwood Hollow Form #419 – Ultra Gloss Fine Line Spatled Dogwood Hollow Form from St. Paul’s Epsicopal – Edenton, NC.  Nitrocellulose Lacquer – 5-3/4″ H x 7″ Dia
Sculpture for Sale - Natural Flame Box Elder Hollow Form from Edenton, NC. Item #424 #424 – Natural Flame Box Elder Hollow Form from Edenton, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 9″ H x 7″ Dia
Wood Sculpture for Sale - Spalted Finished Edge Persimmon Hollow from Chatham County, NC. Item #457 #457 – Spalted Finished Edge Persimmon Hollow Form from Chatham County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 6″ H x 5-1/2″ Dia
Turned Wood Sculpture - Spalted Natural Red Bud Hollow Form #483 – Spalted Natural Red Bud Hollow Form from Wake County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 4-1/4″ H x 4″ Dia
Spalted Wormy Natural Persimmon Hollow Form #489 – Spalted Wormy Natural Persimmon Hollow Form from Chatham County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 4-1/2″ H x 4-1/2″ Dia
Wormy Spalted Box Elder Hollow Form #492 – Wormy Spalted Box Elder Hollow Form from Edenton, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 7-1/2″ H x 9″ Dia
Blue-Butter Textured Poplar Hollow Form #494 – Blue-Butter Texutred Poplar Hollow Form from Chowan County, NC.  Milk Paint – 5-1/4″ H x 6″ Dia
Infested Maple Hollow Form #505 – Infested Maple Hollow from Edenton, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 9-1/4″ H x 6-3/4″ Dia
Small Curly Ash Hollow #513 – Small Curly Ash Hollow from Wake County, NC.  Satin Danish Oil – 3-5/8″ H x 4-1/4″ Dia
woodturning art - buttergreen drip on maple #518 – Buttergreen Drip on Maple Hollow Form from Raleigh, NC.  Milk paint and Sating Danish oil – 5-1/4″ H x 4-1/2″ Dia