H: 24 in W: 11 in D: 10 in
This piece is the consequence of developing a sculpture—a sleeping couple—while reading an artist’s biography—Gustave Klimt. It occurred to me that I could use small pieces of richly colored wood—left over from previous sculptures—to achieve a Klimt-like patterned background. See Klimt’s Kiss or Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer for the examples I had in mind. The sleepers are sculpted from big-leaf maple; the base is also big-leaf maple. The bedcover, sheet and pillows were assembled and carved from seventeen other hardwoods. Finished with 22K gold leaf and acrylic polyurethane.