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Mixed Media Sculptures by Michael Alm Convey the Sinuous Nature of Animal Muscles

5 monthes ago   |   By Colossal

“Jack Rabbit ”, 2014, wood and glass eyes, 20 x 23 x 7 inches
Seattle-based sculptor Michael Alm forms lifelike animal sculptures from carved and shaved wood, often adding realistic features such as glass eyes to complete the anatomical studies. The works imitate the natural gestures of the animals he sculpts, such as “Jack Rabbit ,” which captures the animal in mid-run.
By presenting the animal in movement we are better able to see the tension explored through thin wood strips that gracefully cross over and under each other like muscular fibers. “The gaps in the veneer accentuate the...
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