Edward Wicklander | Sculpture

Upcoming exhibition
Mostly Cats
June 6 - July 13, 2019

The Seattle Times
High jinks and mysteries from Seattle sculptors Takamori, Wicklander
by Michael Upchurch

The Stranger Slog
Currently Hanging: Ed Wicklander's Piles of Kittens
March 11, 2013 | by Jen Graves

(f)art jokes and courtesans
March 11, 2013 | by Amanda Manitach

Cast bronze
13 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches
Edition of 3

WHAT'D I SAY, 2018
Carved and painted Fir, cast plaster and welded steel
29 x 25 x 4 inches

NEBULA, 2015
Carved and stained wood
11 x 12 x 7 inches

Carved wood, stitched rawhide, welded steel, electric cord and light bulb
51 x 13 x 13 inches

WHITEY, 2015
Carved and painted maple
16 x 14 x 5 inches

Carved English walnut and enamel paint
3.5 x 12 x 9.5 inches

Seattle artist Edward Wicklander's recent body of work showcases the artist's ability as a woodcarver as well as his unique brand of humorous narrative. His intricately carved surfaces reveal a deep reverence for materials, while his subject matter stimulates the imagination, as his eccentric storytelling eludes concrete meaning.

Wicklander is a craftsman of diverse talents. His work involves many different techniques including wood carving, blown and cast glass, metalsmithing and welding, bronze casting, and an intriguing combination of materials. He sees his forte as his "ability to use very different materials to their greatest advantage." As with many of Wicklander's intricate sculptures, there are clever surprises to be found if you look closely enough.