This monumental wooden arch was made in the 1980s, a particularly productive period for Blunk. After the creation of his "Greens" installation in 1979, a technical tour de force of woodcarving, the artist's work took a new direction. In the 1980s, he started to create tall, asymmetrical arches made of wood, with very little transformation to the material in order to keep the memory of the living tree intact. This piece embodies Blunk's skilful woodworking technique. The combination of a smooth, polished surface contrasts with rawer areas at the top and bottom of the sculpture. This large and important free-standing sculpture carved from a single ancient redwood heartwood is considered to be one of his most important sculptures. "Wishbone" was kept in the Blunk family until sold to the present owner in 2010. 

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