Artist Information


Gnarled wood and rusty metal are transformed into imposing, organic sculptures by artist David Sengel.

“Some of my earliest work involved wood and found objects. Returning to that mixed media format recently has been rewarding and fun. As a part-time farmer these days, I have come back to a point of valuing the more functional aspects of beauty, be it with vegetables or art.”

Sengel studied at Hollins College (VA), Davidson College (NC) and the Arrowmont School of Crafts (TN). His work is in the collections of the Museum of Arts & Design (NY), the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American At Museum (DC), the Contemporary Museum (HI), Decorative Arts Museum (AR), Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MN) and Yale University (CT).

David currently works from his studio in Western North Carolina.