“Shop” is a collection of wooden and aluminum sculptures, many based on themes of transportation. Pontus Willfors has a knack for carefully crafting recognizable objects — cars, bicycles and other utilitarian objects. The highlights in this exhibition include “Wheelchair,” “The Falcon” and “Bicycle,” which is a flattened representation of a streamlined bike. The stunning “Wheelchair” sports branches that stem from the back, arms and wheels of a handmade wooden wheelchair. Willfors is interested in the transformation of everyday objects into lyrical sculptures that join and celebrate natural and man-made forms (Denk Gallery, Downtown).
designboom - Lifesize wooden car painstakingly crafted by artist Pontus Willfors
'The Falcon' from Willfors' DENK Solo exhibition 'SHOP' on designboom
February 20, 2018
The California artist, Pontus Willfors, takes his car nostalgia to the next level with this project. He has recreated the profile of his Ford Falcon in hardwood, whittling it down slowly from a block of wood.