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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1972
Wood, hat, plastic eyes
57 x 23.5 x 9 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Aaron's technique involves a combination of root sculpture and chainsaw carving. Most chainsaw carvers use fairly standard pieces of wood in their work, while most root sculptors seek out roots suggesting form and content to them. Aaron, on the other hand, would seek out wood that suggested imagery to him and, through carving, bring it out of the raw material into the open. His rough-hewn images often contain highly expressive faces emerging from the germinal forms that retain the natural configurations of growth.