|Project by Arthouse||posted 07-13-2014 06:11 PM||1549 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I present to you a hand carved replica of “Old Ironside” I carved after seeing the ship in the Boston harbor . The oak ship with 13’’ thick walls that cannonballs just bounced off in battle. After witnessing the cramped spaces and curved floor I had a real appreciation for sailors back then. The ships ceilings were only six feet high so they had to be really small men to walk around and live on this ship. To see the amazing craftsmanship that went into building the ship I walked around in complete awe. To see the mask anchored down below and stand like a huge tree that powered the ship humbled me as only one person could behold. I came home and sketched this ships image on mahogany to carve out my memory of my time with ” Old Ironside” . All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart