Robert C Paulson Jr (Bob)

Item 264-A: 28” tall x 10.6” x 10.6” freeform sculptured vase made from storm damaged ocean driftwood -- possibly black walnut.
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Phone Number
15033078292
Address
19708 Newberry Way
ZIP Code
97045
Artist Statement

… I am Bob (Robert C Paulson, Jr) and I’m happy that we now have a chance tomeet.”

… I am always “driven” to create and “obsessed” with finding the RIGHT exotic wild-salvaged wood for my sculptures.

… I love creating rustic to refined wild wood art that immediately elicits a “WOW” from viewers.

… My exotic art emerges from salvaged trees (snags, blowdowns, driftwood, plus fire and storm damaged trees).  As a sculptor I seek one-of-a-kind raw-wood pieces with rich color, and dramatic, irresistible shapes.

… Because I have so many wood pieces in my shop and outside shed in varying stages of development and curing (with some hanging from the ceiling), my shop is unbelievably crowded but with some ingenuity it works.   To create and give life to my sculptures I use everything from chainsaws and electric power tools to tiny hand tools and chisels.

… I have lived in the Pacific Northwest of the United States since the 1970s, now in Oregon City, Oregon.  But I grew up on a farm in Minnesota and have lived in six U.S. states, and in Ghana West Africa during my Peace Corps service.

… For over 75 years I have loved exploring nature and wild places.  That love eventually drew me to earn a bachelor’s  degree in biology, then a master’s in educational  media, which built on my love of photography and art.

… I began creating wood art in the 1970s and selling unique hiking sticks, canes, containers, and sculptures in 1991.  I’m sure my creativity has been augmented by my varied employment history.  I have been a farm worker, taxidermist, bird researcher, bio-medical and freelance photographer, biology teacher, dog trainer, computer salesperson, college department head, local politician, and business consultant.  But my primary interest has always been exploring the beauty, peace, solitude and challenges of nature and wild places, something my wife and I share passionately.

… My motto:  “Protect the environment as though your life depends on it!”

  • Item 230-A: 10” tall x 10” x 11” conjoined roots sculpture made from a longtime dead and dry Whitebark pine tree. Somewhat bowl like.
  • Item 260-A: 15” tall x 16” x 11.5” unknown wood species of ocean driftwood vase / container.
  • Item 312-Z: 24” tall x 14” x 6.5” freeform sculpture made from storm damaged Siberian black elm
  • Item 312-B: 26.8” long x 13.7” wide x 5.5” tall Siberian black elm heavily figured burl bowl made from a fallen ice storm damaged tree that was over 120 years old.
  • Item 312-H: 12.5” tall x 11.7” x 59.8” spiny Siberian black elm heavily figured burl bowl made from a fallen ice storm damaged tree that was over 120 years old.
  • Item 236-A: 14.5” tall x 7.5” x 5.5” irregular and branchy bowl made from an unknown species of conifer tree that had fallen in an intense storm.
  • Item 220-A: 24” long x 12.5” wide x 4” tall. An irregular and branched bowl made from a Ponderosa pine that had fallen at least 50 years before I found it and lay bleaching in the dry eastern Oregon sun.
  • Item 215-A: 22.5” long x 17.25” wide x 7” tall. A highly figured and curvy burl and spalt maple bowl that is amazingly colorful and has been strengthened and sealed with clear epoxy.
  • Item 243-G: 20” tall x 24” x 7.5” conjoined roots sculpture made from a longtime dead and dry Ponderosa pine tree
  • Item 217-A: 21” tall x 21” x 13” conjoined roots sculpture made from a longtime dead and dry Ponderosa pine tree.
  • Item 243-F: 18” tall and 5 to 7” wide. An irregular an largely "natural" Ponderosa pine knot that was sculpted into a decorative vase. The tree had been down and dead for years in the mostly dry mountains of Central Oregon.
  • Item 273-A: 32” tall and 10 to 11” wide. An irregular tall floor vase created from an unknown species of ocean driftwood (likely conifer).

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