Erik Wolken Works in Wood
I like to think of my work as functional sculpture, work that serves a sculptural aesthetic yet does not exist solely to be viewed from afar but to be interacted with and used everyday. There is a rhythm and poetry I seek to create in my pieces, a flow to the lines, a confluence of color and texture that makes a complete statement. My pieces are often the result of a process of discovery. Seldom do I start with a plan written in stone but a series of rough pencil sketches and the belief that I can devine the meaning of a piece in the process of building it.