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Falling Leaves.

The idea was inspired by autumn birch trees here in Alaska.

The trunk is spalted Alaskan birch, dried for several years, then turned end grain. I carved and shaped the outside of the bowl to give it character. The roots are carved from claro walnut burl, you can’t really see the grain in the picture but the dark figure is incredibly complex. The leaves are each traced from actual birch leaves, cut out of stabilized birch heartwood using my ShopBot Desktop, and then shaped by hand. Each one is unique. They are finished in cherry red acrylic.

It’s about 12” tall.

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station





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Thewoodman2000

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 02:31 PM

What a wonderful piece of ART!!!
This piece should be on display for all to see in a big city.
Then they would know what nature looks like because I believe you nailed it.

Great piece!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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dustyal

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 03:33 PM

Wow. Very creative artistically and execution. Well done!

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 03:34 PM

The piece is aptly named. I can see the leaves falling. Well done! Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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shipwright

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 05:18 PM

Very nice,
Your shapes and colours are harmonious and very nicely balanced (IMHO)

Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 05:49 PM

Beautiful

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 10:43 PM

a very creative idea, executed very skillfully. That is a beautiful piece of work.l

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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ralbuck

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#7 posted 12-05-2014 01:26 AM

Inspiring!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Rick

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#8 posted 12-05-2014 05:25 AM

Very Nice Jim!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 07:16 AM

This is true art. Leaves are realistic, colours are great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 04:02 PM

All I can add to this is WOW…. that is gorgeous

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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