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Wood Spirit Wood Carving, Conflicting Thoughts

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Project by Josh Carte posted 09-28-2015 08:15 PM 1260 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a free-standing piece.

This sculpture measures 12” tall, 4” wide and 11” long.

I created this carving in a very unique piece of driftwood. The base is made of highly-figured Curly Maple. The two pieces are attached via a piece of metal all thread.

I carve using rotary hand tools very similar to those of a dentist. Every piece that I create is unique and original. There will never be another carving just like this one.

“Conflicting Thoughts”

His expression says most of it, and the material choice says the rest. This piece of driftwood is very rugged and natural, whereas the base is very sleek and polished.

All of my wood spirit carvings come with a signed and dated certificate that tells a little bit about me.

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 08:51 PM

Big mouth.

Well done Josh.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 09:25 PM

Nice one , Josh. He looks to be calling!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 11:59 PM

Josh,

I’m thinking he’s really conflicted to where hes got to let it out? Nice anguish sir! I think these last few are more into art carving?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 12:42 AM

That does it, Josh. I gotta learn to do that. The …..... I’m speechless.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 01:23 AM

Congratulations Josh, another beauty.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 09-29-2015 02:46 PM

Thanks, Tom! It’s all art… Just depends on perception, right :) I’m neither sad nor conflicting at this point in my life, so maybe it is someone else’s art haha.

The “conflicting” parts of this piece to me were the materials used…and the expression, somewhat…

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 02:46 PM

Thanks so much, Mark! Get at it!

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshCarteArt

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#10 posted 09-29-2015 02:46 PM

Much appreciated, Bob!!!

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#11 posted 09-29-2015 03:17 PM

really nice piece. What a talent you have!

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#12 posted 09-29-2015 03:59 PM

I like all of your work, Josh, including this one. This is a very interesting piece. What someone in particular thinks about this piece will always depend on where that person has been, what he has done, where he going, and what he is going to become. It will also depend on who he has known and who he has loved or hated. To me that is partly why I like your work. It is the kind of work that generates and even demands a response from someone even though the conversation is going on mostly inside their own mind. You have obviously developed your own style and no doubt while you create your pieces your mind is having quite a conversation with itself even if it is subconsciously doing so. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 09-29-2015 04:07 PM

Charles,

Nicely said and waxing poetic!

Josh,

To me, this piece is one step beyond carving a wood sprite.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 09-29-2015 06:09 PM

Fantastic job…. I love the detail.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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