Richard Faralla "Sebastopol Reflection" 1983
Richard Faralla- Sculptor, Painter, 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.
Richard Faralla "Zulu 1" 1988
Richard Faralla "Black Oval" 1983