Broom
Broom

1987,carved pine, 5' high

Broom (detail)
Broom (detail)
Smoking Chimney
Smoking Chimney

1987, pine, walnut

Chess Tower on a Persian Rug
Chess Tower on a Persian Rug

1987, tower made of laminated pine and walnut, chess figures carved from pine and walnut, rug made of different woods

Hammer Head
Hammer Head

1999, pine, metal hammer

Two Men in a Barrel
Two Men in a Barrel

1988 carved plain wood, 2' high

Pregnant Woman
Pregnant Woman

1988, carved spruce

Atlas
Atlas

1988, poplar, 4' high

Domino Woman
Domino Woman

1987, walnut, pine, 36

Clouds on the Number People
Clouds on the Number People

1987, pine, walnut

Pipes
Pipes

1 Mother Pipe, 2 Mucius Scaevola, 3 Antony & Cleopatra, 1987, walnut, pine, 8"-10"

Marx Brothers
Marx Brothers

1987, pine, 12" high

Wood Sculptures 1987-89

The earliest sculptures were made at the Banff Centre, in Canada, 1987, where Böröcz

received a grant and worked at their professional wood shop. After Banff, he continued to carve in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Böröcz’s wood sculptures develop out of both his drawings and performance work. Nonetheless, the material has always been important and he gets inspiration from the wood itself and the process of the woodworking.
These sculptures are either built together from different carved parts, like “Broom”, “Domino Women with a Pipe”, ”Smoking Chimney”, “Chess Tower”. Or, sometimes they are carved from a single piece of wood, like “Two Men in a Barrel”, ”Pregnant Woman”, and “Atlas”.
Components of these compositions are objects originally made from wood: like the domino, barrel, chess piece, pipe, etc., which Böröcz enjoys to re-create from that same material, once again.