10 Burnt Wood-Sticks Sculptures Created By This Artist That Shows Serene Pixelated Faces
Gil Bruvel is a Texas-based visionary artist who creates various types of breathtaking artworks. Many art galleries represent his works worldwide. The artist regularly meditates and his art emerges from deep contemplation of images, emotions, and sensations, which he refines continually before he casts them into material form.
In his recent project “Bending the lines-pixelated forms“, he uses an organic material (wood), reshapes the pieces into strong geometric shapes, and then uses those rigid geometric shapes to create something organic again.
He shares that “the pixelated outlines mimic our complex neural pathways, while the use of gradient color reinforces our minds’ interconnectedness. The wood is charred to show the impact of natural phenomena on the physical form and its inherently transient nature, which is transformed by the passage of time, revealing further patterns and detail.” Check out some of his brilliant works in the gallery below.
The artist says, “When you are creating art, it is good to develop your intent about what it is you’re trying to express. If it doesn’t make me feel anything, how can I expect someone else to feel something.”
Bruvel also revealed that the idea for his artworks comes from deep within as he meditates regularly– “I have been meditating every day since I was a young man, so I chose to represent a state of clarity within the pieces. You’re not looking at faces, you’re experiencing a state of mind. The meditation helps me live in the moment be connected to my experiences. You must be in tune with your senses (Sight, Sound, Taste, etc…)”
Bruvel’s father was a cabinet maker, so he learned tools and woodcraft at a young age. “The technique is not overly complex”, he says, “Simplicity is important so your creativity can take over. Wood. Glue. Nails. Fire. Paint.”
The artist also shared a very important life lesson- “We try and fail until we get it right. Failure is essential in crystallizing and improving on our initial ideas.”