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Lars Zech

Lars Zech Wood sculptor
Contact
German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 171 3570356
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Honouring the history of wood

  • • Lars uses naturally-felled wood from near his workshop
  • • Woodworking is like therapy for him
  • • His first work was a head: half eagle, half human

Lars Zech’s workshop is located in the town of Gechingen, Germany, at the northern edge of the Black Forest. His work is deeply rooted in the natural world, which is the source of both his raw materials and his inspiration. He only uses tree trunks that come from near his workshop, which have been cut down due to disease, age or the weather. Some of them are hundreds of years old. “Seeing all the history of an ancient tree with missing branches and physical injuries leaves me awestruck, and I feel that I should take care of it. In using them for my sculptures, I feel that I am giving them new life, giving them back the energy and majesty that they once possessed.”

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Works

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6453, Moving Portraits series

This sculpture from Lars’ Moving Portraits series can be created in different colours – natural, bleached, red or black – depending on the desired nature of the piece. The idea behind the sculpture is to evoke the human form while showing off the wood’s intrinsic characteristics.

Height 110 cm

Lars Zech Wood sculptor
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5810, Moving Portraits series

This sculpture from Lars’ Moving Portraits series can be created in different colours – natural, bleached, red or black – depending on the desired nature of the piece. The idea behind the sculpture is to evoke the human form while showing off the wood’s intrinsic characteristics.

Height 120 cm

Lars Zech Wood sculptor
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Oak bleached

This bowl-like sculpture was created using a chainsaw rather than a lathe and finished using traditional carpentry tools. The wood was then bleached using a time-intensive procedure.

Height 45 cm
Diameter 85 cm

Lars Zech Wood sculptor
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Tractor 13

Tractor 13 is made out of a single piece of oak. The aesthetically pleasing sculpture, finished with natural oils, can be used as a comfortable seat or simply remain decorative.

Height 45 cm
Diameter 45 cm

Lars Zech Wood sculptor

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