David Erdman's sculptures of luxurious wood, informed by studies in architecture and boat building, evoke the elegantly flowing lines of a sailing vessel on the water. Significance is placed on the object itself as well as the tension in the air surrounding it, as one would view a sail in the breeze.

Erdman studied Sculpture at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and Architecture at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The artist maintains an active studio on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where the wind and the water inspire and energize him.

ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman banyan wood
Windswept
banyan wood
41 x 12 x 19"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman banyan wood
Windswept (detail)
banyan wood
41 x 12 x 19"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo river driftwood with paste wax
Wild
cocobolo river driftwood with paste wax
50 x 30 x 32"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo river driftwood with paste wax
Wild (detail)
cocobolo river driftwood with paste wax
50 x 30 x 32"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo river driftwood with paste wax
Wild
cocobolo river driftwood with paste wax
50 x 30 x 32"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman monkey pod wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
Touch Me
monkey pod wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman monkey pod wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
Touch Me (detail)
monkey pod wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
28 x 22.5 x 37.5"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman monkey pod wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
Touch Me
monkey pod wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
28 x 22.5 x 37.5"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman banyan wood
Reach
2016
banyan wood
45 x 21 x 11"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman banyan wood
Reach
2016
banyan wood
45 x 21 x 11"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with boiled linseed oil
Hoot
black walnut with boiled linseed oil
46.5 x 44 x 35"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with boiled linseed oil
Hoot (detail)
black walnut with boiled linseed oil
46.5 x 44 x 35"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with boiled linseed oil
Hoot
black walnut with boiled linseed oil
46.5 x 44 x 35"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman linden wood with white wash
Quintet (5 of 5)
linden wood with white wash
52 x 12 x 8"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman linden wood with white wash
Quintet (5 of 5)
linden wood with white wash
52 x 12 x 8"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman linden wood with white wash
Quintet (5 of 5)
linden wood with white wash
52 x 12 x 8"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman linden wood with white wash
Quintet (5 of 5)
linden wood with white wash
52 x 12 x 8"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
Duck Duck Goose
cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
74.5 x 10 x 12"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
Duck Duck Goose (detail)
cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
74.5 x 10 x 12"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
Duck Duck Goose
cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
74.5 x 10 x 12"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
Duck Duck Goose (detail)
cocobolo wood with gloss varnish
74.5 x 10 x 12"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with polyurethane finish
Contrapposto
black walnut with polyurethane finish
41 x 8 x 7"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with polyurethane finish
Contrapposto
black walnut with polyurethane finish
41 x 8 x 7"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with high gloss polyurethane finish
Whisper
black walnut with high gloss polyurethane finish
14 x 4 x 6"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with high gloss polyurethane finish
Whisper
black walnut with high gloss polyurethane finish
14 x 4 x 6"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman cherry wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
Moment
cherry wood with high gloss polyurethane finish
35 x 9 x 8"
ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman

ARTicles Art Gallery David Erdman black walnut with boiled linseed oil
Icarus
black walnut with boiled linseed oil
45 x 28 x 16"