Check out this wood art from Holland Van Gores

Artist: Holland Van Gores

Medium: Wood

"I feel a connection to the wood and the forms that can be made from it," says wood artist Holland Van Gores.

Born in Southern California and now a resident of Brevard, North Carolina, Van Gores began working with wood as a child, building skateboards and model airplanes. To create this piece, "Carry the Weight," Van Gores says "thin chips of wood are slowly cut away to reveal a form that pleases my eye. Seeing and feeling something take shape from a raw chunk of wood is always a thrill that I never seem to tire of."

To see more of Van Gores's work, visit River Gallery, 400 E 2nd St., or visit hollandwoodart.com.