|Project by Josh Carte||posted 04-20-2015 02:49 PM||907 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
The name of this carving is “Crusty Old Sailor”. My 5yo daughter is very, very ornery and has been calling me by this name as of late. It seemed like a fitting name for this fella’.
This carving is 11 3/4” tall, 3 3/4” wide and 2” thick. It is carved in a Pine knot. Pine knots are sort of like the forest’s driftwood. Anywhere a branch meets the base of a Pine tree, a knot is formed. When the tree falls and rots away, the pitch-filled resilient knots remain long after. It is said that there are spirits that inhabit these knots that allow them to remain on the ground for years and years. My job is to release the spirits!
I like to carve using rotary hand tools- Foredom is my choice of tool. I add just a tad of oil paint to accentuate the cuts I’ve made.
I have this carving listed in my online store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt
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