Wood Sculptures For Sale

Browse wood sculpture for sale, made by contemporary sculptors who are shaping the medium today. This age-old art form remains just as popular in the modern day as it has been in the past, and is constantly being redefined and reworked by talented artists. Browse our selection that includes everything from abstract wood sculpture to geometric woold sculpture and buy or rent wood sculptures today.

Alexander Grigorev is a Russian sculptor whose conceptual works defy expectations. In Grigorev’s sculptures, the wooden medium is obscured by his use of coloured finishes and the intricacy of the carvings, creating impressive pieces that command attention. There is an inherent sense of motion in these wood sculptures, with repeating patterns that depict everything from microscopic molecular structures to forces of nature like the wind.

The work of Andrij Savchuk is more evidently wood art, and therefore appeals to those interested by the natural feel of wooden sculptures. These beautifully carved sculptures evoke different objects and emotions through their use of clean lines and geometric forms, exposing the grain of the wood at times to remind the viewer of the materials used. His piece Conception, Limited Edition 5 of 5 is a prime example of this artist’s understanding of wooden sculpture and his mastery of natural forms.

A Brief History of Wood Sculpture

As one of the oldest crafts in the world, wood sculpture has been an important medium throughout the history of art. Wood is one of the most widely available materials for sculpture, and as such has always proved popular. Beginning as a practical means of creating tools and weapons back in the Paleolithic era, woodwork eventually developed into a creative practice, producing some of history’s most beautiful and interesting sculptures.

The first decorative use of wood sculpture was as handles to tools and weapons, and this evolved to full sculpture by the time of the ancient Egyptians. These sculptures were well-suited to the arid climate of Egypt, and usually depicted religious figures that would protect the bearer as they passed into the afterlife. As the art form has developed, wood sculpture has been particularly popular among folk artists due to the connection with the natural world that is embodied in the material. Swedish folk artists have been making elaborate and decorative instruments from wood for centuries, while the indigenous peoples of northern Canada and Alaska are known for their wooden utensils and decorative pieces.

A key figure in the world of modern wood sculpture is Gertrude Hermes, a British wood engraver and sculptor who made her name by exhibiting her work at institutions such as the Royal Academy in the 1930s. While her early work was a traditional kind of wood sculpture, she is best known for her engravings that are made in the surface of wood. Through this medium, Hermes etched a love of nature into the grain of the wood, depicting animals and natural scenes in a unique and interesting light.

Find out more in our Guide To Sculpture.

Medium
No mediums available
Style
No styles available
Subject
No subjects available
Orientation
    Color
      Size
      Price
      sort
      All Art
      showing 67 pieces

      Molecule #7

      Sculpture - 95x95cm

      Rhythm of ultramarine 3

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Tibet Three (Constant Motion)

      Sculpture - 70x80cmRent for $ 220/mo

      Fog

      Sculpture - 60x60cmRent for $ 170/mo

      Sound 7

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Sunset

      Sculpture - 70x70cmRent for $ 220/mo

      Movement

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Entrance

      Sculpture - 28x14cmRent for $ 110/mo

      The 12 months 'July' (EDITION 2)

      Sculpture - 90x90cmRent for $ 250/mo

      Circulation

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Smoke (Constant Motion)

      Sculpture - 60x47cmRent for $ 175/mo

      Molecule #8

      Sculpture - 89x90cm

      Attraction

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Wave

      Sculpture - 29x30cmRent for $ 160/mo

      Electronic bar

      Sculpture - 17x17cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Arc (Constant Motion)

      Sculpture - 60x38cmRent for $ 165/mo

      Sunrise

      Sculpture - 80x80cmRent for $ 250/mo

      The Colors of Motion

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      The 12 months 'September' (EDITION 2)

      Sculpture - 90x90cmRent for $ 250/mo

      Circular Train

      Sculpture - 32x43cm

      Molecule #4

      Sculpture - 94x100cm

      Rhythm of ultramarine 2

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Light

      Sculpture - 58x44cmRent for $ 315/mo

      Tibet (Constant Motion)

      Sculpture - 100x90cmRent for $ 275/mo

      Colorful rhythm 2

      Sculpture - 80x80cm

      Screaming elephant - Limited Edition 3 of 3

      Sculpture - 21x22cmRent for $ 85/mo

      Liquid Two (Constant Motion)

      Sculpture - 120x60cmRent for $ 250/mo

      Egg #1

      Sculpture - 102x61cm

      Dream

      Sculpture - 70x70cmRent for $ 220/mo