This is simply a test and a introduction.
The plate im working on at the moment is a thing With history, it is a thing i have poured a lot of myself into. Its like a inner prosses, both of sorrow,joy and creating.
My grandfather turned this plate maybe 15-20 years ago from one piece of silver birch and forgott it in a corner in the workshop where i found it afther his passing away many years later. I thought it was sad if the plate wasent finished, so i started thinking of a pattern in a old skandinavian asymetrical chip carving style. But before i started the actual prosess of drawing it i went on a tripp to marocco and brought the plate to have something to tinker With, as i always do when traveling.
While there i met a old woodcarver, his son and grandson that all worked together, and their Family tradition had similarities With my own so we found the tone. From this experience and from some of the styles i watched in the area inspired me to mix some of this style With the one i already had in mind. So its a mix of maroccoan and Norwegian style that i have done my way.
The pattern is drawn by free-hand and its all handcarved of course, as everything i carve. The idea was that the pattern should represent creativity, the life in it, the simple start, the uncertain tendrils reatcing out and feeling its way before it feels the limitations it have and fall into a rythm along the bord. But then as life and creativity often do it takes a new way and flows into the center, where it senses freedom and flourishes into what its supposed to be and blossoms.
Hope you like it, and im happy for comments since i rarley show my stuff publicly.
-- Bard son of iver