|Project by Ellen||posted 11-25-2009 06:36 PM||2770 views||9 times favorited||36 comments|
This is a donation to The Wolf River Conservancy in Memphis Tennessee. The assignment was to create something that inspires you from the Wolf River. We took photos from a canoe ride down this fun slow moving river and my inspiration came from the photo I shot while riding down the river.
I used curly maple for the leaf. The size is 16.5×11.5×6 inches tall. The stem is actually a stick a beaver chewed on to make his hut. I started my normal way with an angle grinder, roughing out the shape and from there, 60 grit sand paper all the way to 4,000 grit. The base it stands on was a scrap from another project, but holds the leaf at a great angle. I finished it with my favorite tung oil and wax.
The best thing about this art auction, is that the proceeds are split 50/50 with the artists.
Let me know what you think. Someone requested a close up showing the grain, I think this helps.
Thanks for all the feedback.