This piece examines a marbled cork sandwiched between a sliver of a smooth shiny yellow and a raw aged building wood that wears a touch of blue. The cork symbolizes infinite possibility which lies ahead of youthful beings. Yellow represents the natural happiness that is present before habitual, 'true' adulthood and the blue is the underlying sadness (void) that always lingers along. A part of the body of work "A.R.01," which is the aftermath of my first bout with existential depression.

- Ethan Solouki


Wood, cork, oil-based paint

Ready to hang

Signed on back

16.3" h x 5.5" w x 3" d
1 lbs. 3 oz.



Ethan Solouki
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Ethan

Ethan is a young emerging sculptor in Los Angeles. His work is dichotomic; he pairs wood, an organic material, with hard-edge geometry. Made up of clean, contemporary lines, Ethan’s wall sculptures also juxtapose woods that are considered “refined” or “exotic” with woods that are typically used for industrial purposes. The art continues to perpetuate the theme of duality; each piece representing a balanced equilibrium between opposing forces.