The Amazing Bas Relief of Ron van der Ende

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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!

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

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