Outdoor Sculpture Sculptor

By Mike Barker

Bill Wood has been making sculpture since high school. He has a degree in Art from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas and attended the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri. His work has been featured in shows from Connecticut to Key West and as far west as Topeka Kansas.

A Little Less Than Meets The Eye—9′ × 7′ × 6′, Fiberglass and polished aluminum. Installed at Raleigh, North Carolina, Art on City Plaza (right). Under construction (left).

Wood tells us, “I had been using Polyester Resin and 6 oz cloth for my sculpture and was experiencing problems with cracking. The cracking appeared when I started showing my work in Florida. I believe that the high heat and humidity caused the cracking. In trying to solve these problems I learned about WEST SYSTEM® epoxy, and began using it. A Little Less Than Meets the Eye (below) was my first project using WEST SYSTEM to repair the cracking that appeared after spending a year in Winter Haven Florida’s 9th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. A WEST SYSTEM Tech Advisor suggested I simply grind out the cracks and use the epoxy and filler, sand it, and paint. It was that easy, and after two years in two different shows the piece is crack free and will need nothing more than a coat of paint before moving on to the next show.”

High Road—160″ × 42″ × 90″, fiberglass and steel. High Road was completed last December (top) and is featured at The Studios of Key West Sculpture Garden from January through March. See more of Bill Wood’s work at: www.billwoodsculptor.com