New work: Three seeds and a shingle

This is a fairly recent work of my own. My wife, as I recall, isn’t so keen on the dark blue oil paint around the seeds (which is probably difficult to see in this photo), but I’m quite fascinated with this small wall-hanging:


The blue and silver paint is the only part that isn’t a found object. The wood is part of an old shake shingle, the round silver seed pods are from our garden and silver dust on the background is from a bunch of screen-printing supplies left in our bungalow by the previous owner.

There was no intended meaning, but I hope the title causes people to consider how such common objects can be put to more extraordinary uses — even if they aren’t so enamored with the piece as I am!

Amending (1:00 p.m.): Per Darin’s comment, the sculpture is about (going off of my best guess and memory) 10″ x 3″. The depth is roughly 1″.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

One Response to New work: Three seeds and a shingle

  1. balm says:

    What is the scale? Beautiful piece, and beautiful photograph!

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