The Amazing Bas Relief of Ron van der Ende


Although this wood sculpture looks basic enough, it's actually quite remarkable.  You see, artist Ron van der Ende creates works like this out of found wood - and makes bas relief sculptures.  So while you're correct in deducing the width and height, the depth is only a few centimeters.

Inspired by working in his father's woodshop as a young man, Ron went to art school where he studied painting.  Dissatisfied and longing for working with wood again, he opted for sculpting, and soon found a knack for off-beat bas relief.
I collect old doors and stuff. Old painted wood that I find in the street. I take it apart and skin it to obtain a 3mm thick veneer with the old paint layers still intact. I construct bas-reliefs that I cover with these veneers much like a constructed mosaic. I do not paint them!

This one took me a while just to figure out what I was looking at!


Link to Interview on diskursdisko.  Ron's website. via The Donut Project.

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