|Project by Josh Carte||posted 03-18-2015 02:44 PM||1200 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I created this wood carving in a piece of Honey Locust. This piece of wood had been air drying for years, and the sun gave it this beautiful barn-wood patina. I really love the contrast of the barn wood to the red, Locust color.
I began this carving with a chainsaw and finished with very small rotary hand tools (burs, primarily). This style of carving is called pierced relief. It is a mixture of relief carving and full bust sculpture. I really enjoy this tedious style of carving.
This is quite a large piece. It measures 20” tall, 15 1/4” wide and 1 1/8” thick.
I didn’t use any paint, stain or dye on this carving. I only used a finish of Howard Feed n’ Wax. The Feed n’ Wax is a mixture or orange oil and beeswax. It has a lovely smell and is non-toxic :)
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