Faralla Oval
Richard Faralla "Sebastopol Reflection" 1983

Richard Faralla- Sculptor 1916-1996

Attended CSFA (F.F.A. in 1955) and San Francisco State College 1956. Previously a painter, he turned in 1959 to sculptures and reliefs assembled from small scraps of wood, which he generally painted black or white; like the wood sculptures of Louise Nevelson, they were built around an essentially Cubist formal vocabulary, animated by a Byzantine intricacy of surface pattern and richness of texture. His earliest works were mosaics made of geometric bits of wood gathered from construction sites. In the early 1960's he began to use driftwood and his constructions became more organic.


Excerpted from "Art in the San Francisco Bay Area"
by Thomas Albright.

Faralla Hayward King
Richard Faralla "Zulu 1"


Faralla Steles
Richard Faralla - 2 Steles
Faralla Oval Black
Richard Faralla "Black Oval "