Connecticut Art and Garden Tour

Connecticut Art and Garden Tour

John C. Starinovich at Holes in the Woods

Tree hole Sculpture and carvings



Wall hung sculpted mirrored tree holes with adornments from downed trees. Natural setting ,streams,1/2 acre pond, wild flowers, ferns, moss, Mt.Laurel

2021 Tour: June 12 & 13th, 10am - 5pm

Come visit John's studio this year!
Holes in the Woods

17 Lustig Road
Willington 06279

Artist's Statement

My medium is tree holes from downed trees. I made the first mirrored wall hung sculpture in 2005. Hand and power tools are used to compliment the natural pieces. Adornments are used to enhance the interest of the piece. The custom mirror adds function and creates an interior world to explore. A lengthy controlled decay process aids in debarking and saves the beautiful cambium layer. Spalting also occurs during this process which adds lines and color variation seasoning halts decay. No stain is used. Finish is flat lacquer and /or 2P10 glue. Stamped with date and makers mark. Mirror templet included. My work has been described as whimsical to avant garde. A friend said “I’m amazed with what you can do with a piece of rotten wood.”