When one thinks of wood carvings, the words heavy, massive, and traditional come to mind. Neil Devore created a series of wood carvings that are very modern. Carving circular layers in maple, acacia, redwood and monkey pod wood, making each layer on a solid piece of wood. Then painted black, with one bright contrasting shade.
The ones that seen here are (from left: Alder Wood Carving 21"L x 14" W $325, top right: Black Acacia 13"L x 9"W $115, and Pistachio 15"L x 12"W $220)
These amazing pieces would look great in a modern, contemporary or Asian influenced design. Even as pieces on a coffee table by themselves they a great piece.