Art & Wall Decor by David Wiseman seen at West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood - Platanus Bibliotechalis
Art & Wall Decor by David Wiseman seen at West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood - Platanus Bibliotechalis

Platanus Bibliotechalis

David Wiseman's sculptural work relies on strong poetic impulses to create unique renderings of extraordinary natural phenomena, such as blossoming branches in porcelain and bronze, the tangle of a pomegranate tree’s canopy beautifully orchestrated across a ceiling.

Here, at the West Hollywood Library, his "Platanus Bibliotechalis" is a piece clad in porcelain bark that was cast from sycamore bark. Wiseman's white tree trunks emerge from the stairs while plastered steel and bronze branches continue their ascent toward the skylight sprouting copper, brass and steel leaves as well as porcelain seed pods.

Meet the Creator

In his studio practice, David Wiseman (b. 1981) draws upon traditions of time-honored craftsmanship and experimentation of contemporary design methods to create poetic and sculptural work spanning the spectrum of fine and decorative arts. Wiseman’s pieces offer his unique renderings of extraordinary natural phenomena, such as blossoming branches in porcelain and bronze, the tangle of a pomegranate tree’s canopy beautifully orchestrated across a ceiling, or a bird hidden in a bronze fireplace screen. In his lighting installations, found and fabricated elements such as illuminated branches, faceted glacial crystals and whimsical ornamentation from his world of decorative objects mingle to create his Collage Chandeliers. His commitment to immersing himself in traditional materials and methods in order to achieve the goals of his unique aesthetic imparts the work with a permanence found in cherished objects of the past, purposefully employed to realize his truly original vision.
Wiseman has made site-specific installations for public institutions, international brands, private collections and his crystal was recently acquired by the Corning Museum of Glass' permanent collection, Corning, NY. His furnishings were named best of the best by Robb Report 2013 and his large scaled Collage Garden Gate Doors, were included in the New York Times' top 10 list at Design Miami 2013.
Wiseman, a 2003 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), lives and works in Los Angeles.”

Available for commission/custom work