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The Force

Futuristic, technical virtuosity and transformational are just three adjectives that can be used to describe Richard Black's latest tour de force. From the inspiration 26 months ago, to his masterful execution of The Force, Black has created a unique cue that reveals his prodigious passion and skill in transforming materials into complex iconography. Using the rare wood birdseye passion and skill in transforming materials into complex iconography. Using the rare wood birdseye ebony, The Force is an artistic collaboration of his extraordinary technique, his extensive research and expressive insight of Darth Vadar. In this cue Black presents a compelling duality of his exploratory spirit and consummate artistic ability. Utilizing visual imagery from art historical movements, he creates dynamic composition incorporating the fluidity of form of Abstract Expressionism with the mystery and magic of Surrealism. He establishes a critical dialogue between darkness and light with the exceptional use of positive and negative space that richly symbolize strength and masculinity. Once again, Black confirms his dedication to the media of exceptional woods and ivory, appropriating crepuscular palette interpreted by his fiercely independent and vast mental landscape. Black's genius has created another one-of-a-kind fine art pool cue that exudes his usual impressionistic flair with a signature exploration of media and technique. The Force reminds us why Richard Black is one of America's greatest cue makers.

Judith Godfrey

Acredited Art Appraiser, International Society of Appraisers

President Emerita, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas