James McNabb's Wood City Sculptures
“City Wheel 2 is composed of 360 wedge shaped pieces of American Black Walnut wood that was salvaged from a storm felled tree in Lincoln Park, NJ. The pieces are arranged to display a variety of natural colors, from dark brown to warm blonde, all from one single tree.
Each piece is tapered on four sides and joined to make a 360 degree composition that is three rows deep. Once the geometry was defined, and the pieces were made, I began the long process of band-saw cutting each piece into intricate and abstracted architectural forms. The resulting sculpture is a circular city skyline laced with patterns and textures that mimic the urban landscape.”