Bob Turan Art

Contemporary Sculptures 

BEAVER LANE STUDIOS  -  Bob Turan © 2019

Pileated Woodpecker Totem

A collaborative work with Mother Nature

Started by carpenter ants and then continued by a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers, this tree was taken down to prevent it from falling on the road.

The pieces were strung together with long, threaded rods, being careful to not disturb the carving done by the woodpeckers.  The wood was then treated with clear penetrating epoxy resin to “petrify” it. 

The final assembly included the welded steel spacers, base, buttresses and the crown, all designed to frame the work and to provide stability.

Approximately 4’ x 4’ x 10’  and weights 600.


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Exhibited

2018-2019 - ARTsites, Howard County Arts Council, North Laurel, MD

2017 - Fredericksburg. VA Art Commission Exhibition
2014 -2016 - SUNY Oswego Outdoor Sculpture Initiative, Oswego, NY
2013 - Artscape - Pittsfield, MA
2011 - National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, North Charleston, SC