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Every year I donate a heart shaped project to a local charity here in Memphis. This silent auctioned event draws over 400 people to bid on work that over 100 “Heartists” donate.
This year, I had purchased a piece of maple that had huge worm holes on the underside that made me think of a Manta Ray fish. So I created this heart shape as a Manta Ray and then created a wave for it to be riding high on.
This sculpture is created using an angle grinder, to get the shape and then from there mostly hand sanding since there are very few flat surfaces. The underside of my heart, I applied a fruitwood stain for contrast. And like all my pieces this is sanded to 4000 grit and finished with tung oil and a final coat of wax. This is one of the largest sculptures that I have made, as it is 21” L x 12” W x 11” T.
Hope you like it.