|Project by Josh Carte||posted 02-13-2015 03:49 PM||975 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Wood Spirits are my favorites to carve. So much emotion can be evoked by a simple expression. I carved this guy using rotary hand tools (similar to dentist tools) and painted with oil paints.
This wall- hanging wood carving measures 16 1/2” tall, 6” wide and 4 1/2” thick. This is very large for a Hemlock knot.
This fella’ is carved in a Hemlock knot. Knots are like nature’s driftwood. Anywhere a branch meets the base of a tree on a Hemlock, a knot is formed. When that tree dies and decays back into the earth, the pitch-filled, resilient knots remain in tact for many, many years. It is said that there are spirits that live in the knots that allow them to remain long after the rest of the tree has rotted away.. My job is to release the spirits :)
Big Hefty’s got a lot to say when he wants to say it. If you are wise to the lies told between the lines of the world’s eyes, then you better listen up.
This carving is available in my shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt
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Thanks for taking the time to check out my work! Have a good one :)