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Chris Berti

Chris Berti

Berti’s recent work consists of human and animal figures carved from found wooden objects and old bricks.  Carving allows him to retain part of an iconic form while emphasizing the rendered image on the top portion. On a functional level, the uncarved portion serves as a pedestal to elevate the importance of the figure; on a conceptual level the uncarved portion’s nostalgic shape adds to the ethos of the figure. The figures, often in meditative, inward, and isolated poses, synthesize with the balanced form on which they stand or rest. The warm, aged surface of the wood and brick suggest time and memory.

The carved images evolve through a gradual, subtractive process.  Berti allows a form to reveal itself slowly and subtly, much like an archaeologist exposes an artifact or fossil. By slowly carving and paying attention to detail, these images can present themselves in unexpected ways. Through simplification and compactness of form, intimate scale, stylization, and delicate rendering, it is Berti’s hope that his work captures a moment or imbues a sense of mystery.

  • $200
    Chris Berti

    Hands Candleholder

    This fun candle holder has lots of personality with two hands wrapped around the top. It measures 9 x 4" and is made of stoneware. Reference 20CBE1...

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  • $190
    Chris Berti

    Seal Candleholder

    This fun candle holder has lots of personality with a seal wrapped around the top. It measures 9 x 4.5" and is made of stoneware. Reference 20CBE11...

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  • $160
    Chris Berti

    Fish Candleholder

    This fun candle holder has lots of personality with a small little fish wrapped around the top. It measures 7.75 x 4" and is made of stoneware. Ref...

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  • $170
    Chris Berti

    Clam Candleholder

    This fun candle holder has lots of personality with two hands wrapped around the top. It measures 9 x 5" and is made of stoneware. Reference 20CBE0...

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  • $170
    Chris Berti

    Fish Candleholder

    This fun candle holder has lots of personality with a fish popping out of the top to hold your candle! It measures 9 x 4" and is made of stoneware....

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  • $650
    Chris Berti

    Black Cap Bird

    This beautiful little bird has wonderful detail and a unique smooth surface texture. It measures 7.5 x 2.25 x 3.5” and is made from carved vintage ...

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  • $650
    Chris Berti

    Red Bird

    This beautiful little bird has wonderful detail and a unique smooth surface texture. It measures 8.5 x 2 x 4” and is made from carved vintage brick...

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  • $650
    Chris Berti

    Red & Blue Bird

    This beautiful little bird has wonderful detail and a unique smooth surface texture. It measures 7.75 x 2.25 x 3.5” and is made from carved vintage...

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