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Electrified Maple

Salem Barker

2016    Size   H: 29 in  W: 8 in  D: 6 in    Weight: 7 lb

In a private collection

Wood electrification is likely the latest and most exciting trend in the wood art world. Although I am not the originator of the concept, it appears I am the first to introduce it to this highly competitive field. The sculpture is sanded meticulously to its finished state before applying a water based mineral solution, making the wood conductive. High voltage electricity is then passed through the wood by placing electrodes in areas the electrons are expected to flow. The product between these points is burnt wood along the wandering path of least resistance.


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