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After practicing psychology for twelve years, my hobby and passion of wood carving became my life's work. As a young adult hiking in the hardwoods of New Hampshire, I was fascinated by the wide variety of shapes and sizes of trees I found. The natural forms and textures lying underneath the bark of "knots" were especially intriguing. Once carved and sanded, they revealed very unusual and colorful grain patterns. Concurrently, I developed free-form carving techniques using a chainsaw (self-taught) which still allow me to effectively carve the asymmetrical shapes I collect. These naturally occurring forms have become a major aspect of my work, often the focal point of a piece. Whether the design is solely manmade or a blend of natural and designed forms, I strive for each creation to reflect a harmony between nature and me. It is the incredibly beautiful and dramatic natural textures and forms that are abundant in the canyons and mountains of the Colorado Plateau that inspire and influence my work today.
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Bob Womack's wood sculpture is known for its blend of natural and designed forms, smooth as well as textured surfaces, meticulous finish, and use of colorful, unusual domestic hardwoods. When selecting the raw material, careful consideration is given to color, grain, texture, and shape. Naturally occurring phenomena -- such as bark inclusions, holes, and embedded rocks -- are incorporated into some pieces. A chainsaw and bandsaw are used to establish a rough form, and more refined carving is accomplished with a variety of smaller abrasive and carving tools. Bob's distinctive style is currently showcased in one-of-a-kind abstract forms, vessels, and bowls -- creations that reflect a harmony between sculptor and nature.

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        • Bob Womack, Large bowl
          Nov. 14, 2023

          Bob Womack, Large bowl

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Bob Womack Large bowl USA, c. 1995 big leaf maple burl 7.5 h x 28.5 w x 24.25 d in (19 x 72 x 62 cm) Signed with wood type to underside 'Big Leaf Maple Burl Bob Womack'. Provenance: The Lipton Collection This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Bob Womack, Bowl and spoon
          Nov. 14, 2023

          Bob Womack, Bowl and spoon

          Est: $1,000 - $1,500

          Bob Womack Bowl and spoon USA, 1985 Aspen burl, burl 5 h x 18 w x 14 d in (13 x 46 x 36 cm) 15 h x 4.5 w x 3 d in (38 x 11 x 8 cm) Signed and dated with wood type to underside of bowl 'Aspen burl Bob Womack 85'. Provenance: The Lipton Collection This work will ship from Los Angeles, California.

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Bob Womack. "Wild Choke Cherry Burl," wood
          May. 06, 2023

          Bob Womack. "Wild Choke Cherry Burl," wood

          Est: $400 - $600

          (American, 20th century). Hand turned wood, 2001, signed, dated and titled on base, 10 3/4 in. H., 9 in. W., 3 in. D.

          Alex Cooper
        • Bob Womack. "Pink Ivory Burl," wood sculpture
          Apr. 01, 2023

          Bob Womack. "Pink Ivory Burl," wood sculpture

          Est: $400 - $600

          (American, 20th century). Wooden free form sculpture, 2002, signed, titled and inscribed "Bob Womack, carved for John Drewanz 2002" on base, 17 1/2 in. H., 10 in. Diam.

          Alex Cooper
        • Bob Womack, American (b.1947), Blackjack Oak Burl, studio turned wood vase, 7"H x 4 1/2"W x 3 1/4"D
          Apr. 30, 2022

          Bob Womack, American (b.1947), Blackjack Oak Burl, studio turned wood vase, 7"H x 4 1/2"W x 3 1/4"D

          Est: $300 - $400

          Bob Womack American, (b.1947) Blackjack Oak Burl studio turned wood vase signed under base.

          Ripley Auctions
        • Bob Womack, American (20th/21st Century), Manzanita burl, 2003, studio sculpted wood bowl, 8 1/2"H x 12"Diam.
          Feb. 19, 2022

          Bob Womack, American (20th/21st Century), Manzanita burl, 2003, studio sculpted wood bowl, 8 1/2"H x 12"Diam.

          Est: $300 - $400

          Bob Womack American, (20th/21st Century) Manzanita burl, 2003 studio sculpted wood bowl signed under base.

          Ripley Auctions
        • BOB WOMACK BURL MAPLE BOWL
          Jan. 18, 2020

          BOB WOMACK BURL MAPLE BOWL

          Est: $50 - $250

          BOB WOMACK BURL MAPLE BOWL American, 20th century. Carved burl maple centerpiece bowl with rough ruffled rim. Signed. 5.75"h. 12"w.

          Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
        • TWO BOB WOMACK WOOD SCULPTURES, the larger desert
          Jul. 11, 2017

          TWO BOB WOMACK WOOD SCULPTURES, the larger desert

          Est: $200 - $300

          TWO BOB WOMACK WOOD SCULPTURES, the larger desert ironwood burl, the other algerita burl. Each signed and dated (19)84. Heights 9.25 and 13.75 inches.

          O'Gallerie
        • BOB WOMACK; Two turned wood sculptures, USA,
          Jun. 12, 2011

          BOB WOMACK; Two turned wood sculptures, USA,

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          BOB WOMACK; Two turned wood sculptures, USA, 1980s; Wild black cherry burl and mountain mahogany; Signed; 12 1/4'' x 10 1/2'' and 12 3/4'' x 8''

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • BOB WOMACK; Two turned wood sculptures, USA, 1988;
          Jun. 12, 2011

          BOB WOMACK; Two turned wood sculptures, USA, 1988;

          Est: $1,500 - $2,000

          BOB WOMACK; Two turned wood sculptures, USA, 1988; Signed and dated; 14'' x 6 1/2'' and 19'' x 4 1/2'' without base

          Rago Arts and Auction Center
        • Bob Womack Big Leaf Maple Bowl
          Jun. 26, 2009

          Bob Womack Big Leaf Maple Bowl

          Est: $500 - $700

          Bob Womack Big Leaf Maple Bowl Turned burl maple bowl, signed on base. Artist is based in Cortez, Colorado. 6 1/4" x 34 1/2" x 12"

          Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery
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