|Project by wiz||posted 05-17-2014 12:36 AM||1518 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I introduce to you “Gabrielle”. He is big enough that I could personalize him by inscribing something personal into the back of him for no extra cost if it is something simple! He is a great companion. He is loved by everyone and is invited to all of the Woodland Festivals. He is always cheery and full of the most Loving energy. He is so grateful living his life. This is a very unique piece of wood to me. I hardly see pieces like this anymore and I am always looking!
To see this guy in my etsy shop you can click on this link:https://www.etsy.com/listing/189865877/wood-spirit-wood-carvings-5th-wedding?ref=shop_home_active_16
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He measures 10” tall x 18 1/2” wide x 2” deep.
This piece is flat on the back so it can hang on the wall. I have attached a metal self leveling hanger on the back for hanging and Signed it Wiz as well.
I don’t do a lot of wizards like this. This is a very high relief carving. I carved out a lot of wood to get this effect. This is a much more difficult wood to carve than a Pine Knot. But I love the effect of the natural burl all around his face. And I really like the contrast in color from the natural edge and the carved portion.
He is carved out of a maple burl. A burl is caused by the trees reaction to an agro bacteria. The tree produces many buds as if to defend itself. It is similar to a wart on a person. It has no effect on the tree. It produces some of the most amazing grain with little pins on the outside. Each of the pins could produce another tree if given the right conditions.
-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com