|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 05-14-2016 07:35 PM||773 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
My nephew Mark, who is a silviculturist working out of Penticton, B.C., found this Yew stump while doing some brush cleaning on one of his jobs. He decided that I needed a challenge so this wonderful contorted piece of wood landed on my doorstep. I trimmed the log to square it off and split it in two. The first pieces of the trimming were immediately cut into three ‘boot’ blanks, and away I went, making saw dust. The TREE AMIGOS soon came into existence.
Luckily for me I had my dust mask and dust removal system in operation as the Yew is quite toxic. But I am writing this. so I survived!
In addition to it’s convoluted growing pattern, the wood has a great variety of colour. All these characteristics are evident in the sculptures.
YEW, YEW, YEW, I belong to you, you, you….........!
Now I can’t get the song out of my head.
Anyways, do enjoy the boots and sing along with me!
Roman, the Bootman!
-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!