|Project by scott shangraw||posted 02-04-2011 11:44 PM||2441 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
“Twister” is our newest and largest creation. It stands at 5ft tall and about 3ft diameter. Made from an approximate 1000+ year old Alligator Juniper. This beast was quite the undertaking to create. As you can see from the two photos, there was quite a bit of chainsaw work and as our neighbors stated, “Scott wore it as a hat for a while”, when he was carving the inside. Not only did the carving process take a while, but the inlaying of the turquoise and Abalone shell and the sanding was very time consuming. The name “Twister” came about, because the way the carving swirls up the piece, makes it look like a giant tornado.
This piece got a lot of attention at its’ first showing at the SW Arts Festival in the Palm Springs area last weekend. It sure would make a real statement in someones large entryway or in an office.
-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com