New York based artist Stefanie Rocknak has produced a series of beautiful and intricate wooden sculptures that wonderfully capture expression, movement and detail on an unbelievable scale.
Creating her sculptures out of single or multiple pieces of basswood, Rocknak’s pieces are slightly larger than life-size and demonstrate a phenomenal attention to detail and skill; the artist doing an incredible job of capturing intense expressions and movement.
Rocknack cites Michelangelo, Donatello and Bernini as her influences, and although she trained as a painter, she grew to love the warmth of wood and prefers working in three dimensions rather than two. She likes to stick to the detail of the work’s physical creation, stating that “conceptual art leaves me cold. So my figures, quite intentionally, are immediate and obvious; ideally they do not need a theory to do their talking.”
We’ve included some examples of her work below, entitled The King, The Queen and The Swimmer: