Terry Kuntz unveils the beauty and dimension hidden within ancient trees. He carves fallen wood and transforms it into amazing figures and abstract art. He sculpts the wood, pushing and moving the solid media as if it were clay. His skill and craft show depth beyond his years.
Terry's artistic career began at a young age watching his father and grandfather creating works of art in wood. Naturally drawn to art his career began with paint and clay, he dabbled in commercial art but always felt drawn back to his roots and the family history of wood sculpting.
While developing his skills and style in San Diego Terry started assisting his father Steve Kuntz in Oregon with large projects. As the years past Terry came into his own and developed a unique and startling style of sculpting.
His pieces are free hand, sculpted without drawings or models; to him it lets the abstractions run free, and the soul of the wood presents itself. "The wood that I sculpt can be volatile in nature so it is better to go with the flow and use grain patterns for inspiration".
He considers wood to be one of the most fascinating mediums for art. Its natural ability to hold shape and color make it one of nature's purists art forms. "There is nothing like wood, it has life, motion, shape and warmth". When the right elements come together and when grains collide it can be spectacular.
Terry's work can be found in corporate and private collections world wide. Currently, he is living and working from his home studio in Southern California.