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MARIAN ULC

Marian Ulc in his workshop

Marian Ulc was born in 1947 in a   small village, called Szalas (a hut), in Poland. The peasant family, in which he grew up, earned their bread as coopers. This is the fondness of working with wood may have come from. This, combined with talent and a deep need for expression, resulted in a passion for life, which the sculpting became.

He began sculpting as a very young man. For over 40 years of work, he has developed a specific style, of which most characteristic features are precision and care for detail, visibly distinctive at his works.

In his work, he uses an old workbench, which his father used for the production of wooden shingles, a set of knives and chisels and a range of other tools, drills, axes, etc. His sculptures are created from lime and poplar wood. Later they obtain a colorful polychrome. At the end they are covered with a bee-wax, constituting a waterproof layer, which is a footprint of the artist

Inspirations come from everyday life, form nature - birds, trees with animals. The religious motives are also themes of his work including saints, angels or nativity scenes.