Striking a wooden pose

An artist is putting a chainsaw to his portraits of New Yorkers.

An exhibition of wooden statuettes reveals astute familiarity with New York’s colorful characters — from the bag lady to the health nut — but the truly interesting observations on city life come from the way each finished body is sawed into pieces, the parts turned upside down, flipped sideways, and rearranged.

Photo © Stefano Giovannini

Photo © Stefano Giovannini

He sees wooden people: Artist Sequoyah Aono has sculpted various characters inspired by New Yorkers — sawing into pieces the figures to present a new perspective.

Published by The Brooklyn Paper: http:// bit.ly/UYv0S4

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