Marc Lamm - the Art of Wood
I'm building a new shop and don't have a place to store my work.
So, I'm selling everything on the "available work" page at 50% off listed price.
Description of my work
I work with wood like a painter works with oils and a sculptor with stone.
The lines and shapes in my art are not painted or stained – they are the natural colors of wood. The segments are not veneers – they are all solid wood joined along curves. And the lines are not inlays – they are solid wood strips glued into curved cuts.
When an assembly is complete, I carve it then sand and finish the surface with Waterlox modified tung oil, normally used on high quality furniture. This allows the piece to be easily cleaned and never has to be refinished. It also allows repair if a piece should be damaged.
My art has life. From a distance, lines, shapes, contours and shadows can be easily seen. Lines flow through shapes and over carved surfaces. When someone moves from side to side, the change in perspective changes their shape. If the light source moves, shadows in the piece move with it like the sun moving across a landscape.
Approach the piece and shallow contours appear like swells on a lake.
Unlike most art, you can and should touch the surface to feel the silk-smooth undulating surface of the wood and get the full experience of my art. Gentle touching won’t hurt it.
Please note: These features cannot be conveyed in a photo. They must be seen in person.
Some designs include leather, steel or copper.
Commissions and Sales:
Mayo Clinic – Cannon Falls, MN
Prairie Care Clinic, Brooklyn Park, MN
Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN
Aspirus Hospital, Wausau, WI
1st Lutheran Church of Columbia Heights
Regions Hospital Chapel, St. Paul, MN
Health Partners Regions Mental Health facility – St. Paul
St. Francis Regional Medical Center – Shakopee, MN
Regions Burn Center – St. Paul, MN
East Side Spinal Clinic – Maplewood, MN
Regions Behavioral Sciences Building - St. Paul, MN
and three hundred pieces sold around the country.