|Project by Josh Carte||posted 04-10-2015 04:16 PM||1310 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Carved this hillbilly in a Pine knot. Pine knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. Anywhere a branch meets the base of a Pine, a knot is formed. When the Pine tree dies and rots away, the pitch-filled, resilient knots remain in tact for years and years. It is said that spirits inhabit these knots to allow them to live on much longer than the tree. My job is to free the spirits.
This carving is 12 3/8” tall, 6” wide and 2” thick.
I carve using power….more specifically, a Foredom- kind of like a dentist’s tool. My favorited bits to use are fluted, steel cutters.
I like to enhance my wood spirit carvings with just a tad, dollop, tid-bit or smidgen of thinned-down oil paint.
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