|Project by Roman Hrytsak||posted 02-02-2011 07:49 PM||3128 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
These boots were carved from a piece of manzanita wood brought to me by friend who spent a winter in Arizona. As one piece the wood with its protruberances looked like a mask for the devil. I had planned to hollow out the back and do some trick or treating. However, when I started to work on it, the carving was not to pleasant as the wood is very hard and brittle. Back to the shelf the wood had dried even further so the mask idea went out the window.
In came the boot idea! I cut the piece in half and mad a pair of slippers. From the back the two out growths look like tails on small dogs. So I named the piece – wait for it!!!!! – Poop and Snoop!
After sanding I polished the boots with beeswax and the red just blurted out. What a surprise!
The devil made me do it!
-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!