raven "storyteller"

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 01-29-2012 at 04:17 PM 1050 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to the beach two days ago for driftwood.I carved this raven yesterday and fine tuned it today.I’ve been somewhat obsessed with this design after carving others( bear and eagle).The body is made of red cedar drftwood and the head and feathers are redwood driftwood. I also carved a “bag of tricks” from a piece of elk antler with redwood lid. I’ve named this series “storytellers”. This carving is 17” tall and the head swivels.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 01-29-2012 at 04:25 PM

Nice work… it has a sort of ominous look to it.


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#2 posted 01-29-2012 at 04:41 PM

Very cool carving,it looks like it’s something out of “Star Wars” :))

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 at 07:07 PM

Most excellent.

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 at 07:10 PM

Great imagination Steve!! Very creative and nicely executed!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 at 07:12 PM

Stunning!! I have been in love with this style since I first saw it at the Maloof house. One of his ‘boys’ had produced a series of Ravens that were similar but different. I thought they were great and this is the first I have seen that is in that vane. Great Job.

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 at 08:52 PM

Drift wood? Wow, tough stuff to work sometimes. You did a great job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 at 07:57 AM

I like it

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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