Carol Schwartz sculpts in wood. For me, the style and scale is a reference to Akio Takamori and Viola Frey, don't you think? Big, bold and strong and yet there's an elegance toward gestural storytelling.
Turns out Carol once lived in San Francisco and worked on the design for the BART signage. I wonder if Carol ever met Viola?
Visit Carol's website; many more beautiful pictures and info.