Steve Ettlinger has been making large wooden sculptures since 2013. Most have been made on Deer Isle, an island on the Maine coast, where he is inspired not only by his love of modern, abstract sculpture (obviously and especially that of Constantin Brancusi) but also by the abundance of logs and neighbors with chainsaws. He also works in a woodworking shop in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn, NY.

The spruce pieces are left a bit rough while the cedar pieces are sanded to a glassy smooth finish in most places and are treated with either a silky, hand-rubbed tung oil finish for indoor display or a variety of outdoor-ready finishes (wood tends to suffer in  full-time exterior display). Some are glossy, but most are not. Most have natural bases in that a bottom section is left with its "loggishness" intact.

The large pieces can be displayed on a custom-made steel sheet base with a welded central spike or perched on a metal stake in the ground.

Prices for sculptures, bases, and delivery are available upon request.


More information may be found elsewhere on this site or by contacting Steve Ettlinger via email, phone, or text, to or 917-921-8575.  Follow progress on Instagram, @steveslogs.

Next Shows:  

• Japan!  Fall, 2020 - postponed

• Brooklyn:  Ossam Gallery (Park Slope) November, 2020

Brookyn: Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studios,

BWAC, Red Hook, November 6-15, 2020

• Deer Isle and Elsworth, Maine:  Ronald Harte Antiques (continuous)

Twisted Arc, 2018

Cedar, 99.5” x 6”

Zig-Zag 1,   2014

Spruce, 84” x 10”

Frankie 1, 2015

Spruce, 56” x 10”

Flame 1 2017

Cedar, 78" x 12"

Triple arc 1, 2018

Cedar, 99.5” x 9”

Triple arc 2, 2019

Cedar, 97” x 8”  

Endless Column 1, 2013

Spruce, 85” x 12”

Endless Column 2, 2014

Cedar, 99” X 11”

Fish 1, 2019

Cedar, on pine base, 24” x 9” x 6”

(base 11.5" x 11.5" x 2.875")

Fish 1,  2019

Cedar, on pine base, 24” x 9” x 6”

Please Touch, 2017

Cedar, 75” x 12-14”

Wooden Wing, 2017

Cedar, 65” x 8”W x 6.75”H

Attraction, 2018

Cedar, 50” x 8 & 12”

(base 11.5” x 15.5” x 3”)

Detail of Wooden WIng