|Project by KnotCurser||posted 10-12-2011 02:36 AM||1633 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my 2nd cutting of this well-known drawing by Charles Darwin.
I sold my first cutting and have wanted one for my own wall ever since, so I finally got up the nerve to try this one again. This takes a bunch of patience and steady hands – and no caffeine for the day either! ;-)
I found a piece of Sugar Maple that suffered storm damage in my back yard a few years ago and slabbed off a few pieces to use for cuttings. I was able to choose a piece that showed a TON of character and complimented this fine piece of art.
Darwin has shown us that even though we are NOT descended directly from an ape or chimpanzee, we most certainly share a common ancestor. To me, that is a very cool thing.
Piece measures around 11×7 inches and is 3/16 of an inch thick.
As always, finish is a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.
NOTE: Please, Please PLEASE do not post any religious rants in the comments section – I had “issues” with my first posting of this work and really do not want a repeat. Thank you.
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