artist Aston Martin describes himself as a wood sculptor. He
carves the most striking figures out of the wood from the tree
that bears Jamaica's national flower, lignum vitae, or wood of
Now if you try to lift any of these pieces, you will find that it
takes some effort. That's because the lignum vitae is very very dense
Martin's wood scultures of heads are stunning not
simply because of the clarity and detail but beacuse of how well they
show the natural beauty of the wood.
they are more like busts instead of heads but you have to admit to
wonderment at the fabulous artistry portrayed in those wooden plaits,
hats, buns, lips, noses and faces. There is beauty in those heads!
Come a bit closer and check out the natural colors of the wood too.
Over time the wood will change color, especially if it is
exposed to sunlight. The lighter areas that you see above will actually
Our Jamaican sculptor has done a masterful job in carving the heads of the
Below you will see Aston Martin's representation of women in wood. These
ladies carry themselves proudly, don't they? Loving the various
hairstyles on display.
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