Wooden ship carved and steam bent wood from recycled furniture parts. 23"x22"x12"w Ship patterned after early 1900's New England Sloop.Bird feet base carved to help transform the sculpture to an animal.
Richard Erickson is now living in San Jose, CA. Originally from Stockton, CA, where as a child he watched his Grandpa Gus put ships in bottles and paint ocean scenes with clipper ships. His formal training is from San Jose State University, where he received a BA of Fine Arts and Secondary Teaching Credential. After one year of teaching, he went back to office furniture, learning to use color coordination and space planning. To this day, he creates from recycled furniture or designs new custom pieces or entire offices. Paintings and wood scultures for the most part,are done from recycled part of left over furniture. Artist states: “ paintings should take you on an adventure to somewhere of how you want to be not just is”.