When you are an artist like Nelson you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night with new designs and ideas that look like they might have come from an extra-terrestrial being instead of a person born and raised in Columbus Ohio.
These special pieces are in Nelson's personal collection. Each time he gazes at them he is reminded of the middle of the night images that prompted him to make the design and it gives him great joy.
If you are interested in owning one of these fabulous pieces and have a healthy bank account you may inquire by contacting: Nelson@NelsonCassinger.com.
Segmented Pieces by the Artist
LifesaverLifesaver is 18" in diameter. It took Nelson over 3 months to make this perfect piece. Nelson made a custom easel to display the piece. It is in the collection of Chris Publow.
Native Indian ThemeNelson used images he had seen on Native American Indian works as inspiration for this piece.
Indian WarbirdMaking a piece with many segments and most with curves is challenging. This piece exhibits the depth of Nelson's talent and patience.
Feather PlateNelson was inspired by a print by the Native American Indian artist, Blue Corn titled The Four Corners of the Feather Plate. This is part of Nelson's private collection.
FACESWhen Nelson found out he had macular degeneration of his eyes he become obsessed with the possibility that he would be going blind and would not be able to do his detailed work with wood. FACES is his testament to his pain with its focus on eyes.