Indian Carving

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Project by Josh Carte posted 06-29-2014 06:31 PM 1051 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my newest Native American carving :) This guy is carved from a piece of Cottonwood bark. As you might presume, bark is very light and airy to carve. It is nice on the hands and elbow because there is very little resistance. But, one slight slip of the hand and the piece becomes firewood- in this case, fire bark… Not all bark is created equal- some is very flaky and not suitable for carving. So, if you’ve never carved bark and decide to give it a try, find a piece that is nice, thick and solid. I’ve tried carving flaky bark in the past and it has always ended up a waste of my time.

This carving is pretty big for a bark carving- it is 15 3/4” tall x 4” wide x 2” thick. As with most of my carvings, I made this fella’ using a flexible shaft tool and painted with acrylics. Happy Sunday!


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#1 posted 06-29-2014 07:23 PM

Josh,your job very impressive.


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#2 posted 06-29-2014 07:35 PM

Nice job Josh.

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#3 posted 06-29-2014 08:42 PM

Thank you, Lidiya and Hunter!


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#4 posted 06-29-2014 09:02 PM

Truly impressive work as always (Dear friend) kindest regards Alistair

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#5 posted 06-29-2014 09:26 PM

Super I love it!

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#6 posted 06-29-2014 10:58 PM

how the crap do you get that good within a lifetime?

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 01:37 AM

Thanks guys! :) :) :)


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#8 posted 06-30-2014 05:17 AM

Magnificant character expression!

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#9 posted 06-30-2014 12:32 PM

wonderful carving, great talent

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