The work The Seedling presents another step in the development of Max Jungblut into an autonomous practice with figurative forms. This time represented by a seed, nature is not only used as a subject, but also plays a leading role in the design and work process, in which the artist aims to rework industrialised wood in order to give it a more natural look. This process requires a dedicated focus, extensive hours in the atelier and a lot of care and passion. It is within this work effort where the intricate matrix of lines and shapes evolves and makes up the final piece.
The creation of The Seedling follows an intuitive method forming its lines and organic shape, using the signature tile-lath structure that has become so characteristic of the pieces by Jungblut. The resulting piece looks monumental, but vulnerable. Both feminine and playful. The finishing of the wood structure reveals some parts being sanded, while others remain untouched. With this, Jungblut seems to again walk the fine balance between the natural and the industrial, between the innate and the man-made.