Split Grain

Cypress Spline Sculpture | One-of-a-Kind


Introducing the Cypress Spline Sculpture by Hawaii's brand Split Grain. The Spline Sculpture reveals the fascinating contours of a piece of reclaimed wood oriented in a single horizontal spine. Details of the form and grain are exposed from the spaces between each individual slice. Dramatic views from any angle, these sculptures accentuate the twists, turns, bends and arches of the wood while it hovers on its longitudinal axis supported by a custom-made, steel armature. These sculptures are beautiful centerpieces. Lighting them from above or from one side will create dramatic shadows further exposing the form.

This piece is made from California Coastal Cypress mounted on elegant, tall steel rods above the base that allow it to float and flow gracefully with a deep split that changes the shape dramatically from end to end. A rough back and smoother front arc add to its character.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind, handmade, fine art sculpture made from an individual piece of reclaimed wood. This designer begins by finding limbs from trees and hand selecting, cutting, and splitting each piece looking for unique forms. Most of the pieces split are discarded as he looks for pieces with the most intriguing forms. Once a special piece is found, he further refines it, slices it to bring out the details in the overall shape and grain, sands the faces to a fine surface, and finishes with UV protecting clear urethane.

Each piece is drilled to accept mounting on a steel rod on a single horizontal axis so that the piece of wood is kept to its original form. Each piece of wood on its steel rod is mechanically affixed into a two-part steel base. Once they are all secured, I patina the metal to a deep charcoal black surface. The armature is then waxed to a high-polish surface to protect it. Each base is finally finished with a felt bottom for a scratch free surface.

Materials: Reclaimed California Coastal Cypress | Steel armature | Felt bottom

Dimensions: 33 cm L x 9 cm W x 20 cm H

Weight: 1,8 Kg

Sustainability: One-Of-A-Kind. Handmade. Organic reclaimed wood. Ethically sourced materials.

Delivery time: 2-3 weeks

Origin: Hawaii, USA 

Comments: Made from natural reclaimed wood, therefore the final product may slightly differ from the one shown. 

Shipping: Shipped by UPS.