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In November of 2014 I began sculpting layered hardwoods of famous Jackson Hole venues. Grand Teton Mountain Range was my very first layered hardwood relief sculpture. I truly learned this art by working at this for three months. I redid the trees a few times over before I got it right.

 

Since then, I entered my fourth carving (Moulton Barn), see below, into the Jackson Hole Salon Show of 2015 and took third place in the ‘People’s Choice’ awards. I then went on to jury into the Jackson Hole Art Fair in the summer of 2015.

 

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This particular piece is 30″ wide by 20″ in height and utilizes these hardwoods:

 

sky – maple

mountains – black walnut

distant trees – reclaimed oak

foreground trees – mahogany

shoreline – reclaimed red oak

river – poplar

frame – reclaimed cherry

$9,900

The Teton Mountains Wood Carving

The Teton Mountains : Layered Hardwood Relief Carving by Francis Koerber


The bear in this sculpture is from a photograph that my wife took in Yellowstone Park. The claws are carved from deer antler.

 

$3,800

Grizzly In Death Canyon : Layered Hardwood Relief Carving by Francis Koerber

Grizzly In Death Canyon : Layered Hardwood Relief Sculpture


This carving is referenced from a painting by Robert Bateman. The unusual aspect of this carving is that the oak panel used for the face of the moose already contained the image of the face formed in the grain and the accompanying knots. I happened to come upon a matching pose of a moose picture of this ‘face in grain’ in Mr. Bateman’s painting. Quite unusual.

 

$4,900

MOOSE! : Layered Hardwood Relief Carving by Francis Koerber

MOOSE! : Layered Hardwood Relief Sculpture


My fourth carving is the famed Moulton Barn out on Mormon Row. This is the most photographed barn in the United States if not in the entire world. Presently this piece is entered in the 2015 Salon Show of Jackson Hole.

UPDATE: This piece took third place in the ‘People’s Choice Awards’ for the Salon Show of Jackson Hole.

 

$3,300

Moulton Barn : Layered Hardwood Relief Carving by Francis Koerber

Moulton Barn : Layered Hardwood Relief Sculpture

 


painting/drawing/sketching

I work in various mediums including charcoal, watercolor, acrylics and pencil.

One of my first watercolor attempts from the 80’s.

 

Girls Skating : watercolor on fine art paper by Francis Koerber

Girls Skating : watercolor on fine art paper

Recent illustrations comprise those of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. This is the third mystery, Nativity.

Not For Sale

Nativity : illustration by Francis Koerber

The Third Joyful Mystery, Nativity : charcoal on fine art paper


The Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary in Graphite

The Annunciation : Graphite on Gloss Paper by Francis Koerber

The Annunciation : Graphite on Gloss Paper


$3,900

New York : acrylic on canvas by Francis Koerber

New York : acrylic on canvas


Plant : metallic paint on paper

Plant : metallic paint on paper


illustration

In the early 2000’s employed by Alabanza Corporation I was tasked to create a poster which illustrated the technical aspects of our newest endeavor, Baltimore Technology Park.

Technical Illustration of Baltimore Technology Park by Francis Koerber

Technical Illustration of Baltimore Technology Park


Back in the early 2000’s I began creating fine art vector illustrations. My first showing was at the Howard County Community College Art Gallery. You can read the story about these works at www.floosiga.com.

 

Bone Spiral : Vector Illustration by Francis Koerber

Bone Spiral : Vector Illustration

Robobird : Vector Illustration by Francis Koerber

Robobird : Vector Illustration

Kitchen : Vector Illustration, giclee on canvas by Francis Koerber

Kitchen : Vector Illustration, giclee on canvas


wood crafting

This past summer after moving into a new apartment, my wife and I went on a search for a bathroom shelf unit. We looked at many and purchased one that after it was assembled didn’t fit. The solution was to design and build one to fit perfectly into the spot.

Vector Scroll Design for Bathroom Shelf by Francis Koerber

Vector Scroll Design for Bathroom Shelf

 

Fabrication of Bathroom Shelf utilzing basic hand tools and Pine boards

Fabrication utilzing basic hand tools and Pine boards

Bathroom Shelf designed and fabricated by Francis Koerber

Installation of Bathroom Shelf


silver crafting

I have been making rosaries, very fine rosaries, for about 25 years. Here are a few of my pieces. You can purchase these directly from my website www.finerosary.com.

Lapis Lazuli Rosary, handmade sterling silver chain, bows and eyelets and hand cast sterling parts by Francis Koerber.

Lapis Lazuli Rosary, handmade sterling silver chain, bows, eyelets and hand cast sterling parts

Rhodochrosite Rosary, handmade sterling silver chain, bows and eyelets and hand cast sterling parts by Francis Koerber.

Rhodochrosite Rosary, handmade sterling silver chain, bows, eyelets and hand cast sterling parts

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