|Project by Borchik||posted 03-31-2012 03:24 AM||2314 views||7 times favorited||29 comments|
This project I carved from a solid piece of walnut, with a light Birdseye Maple background for contrast. I created this particular design with challenge in mind – the grape stems, mesh net, and leaves are intricately interwoven, which makes it difficult to carve the thin pieces without breaking them. Shaping the fruit inside of the net without breaking the strands of the net, and carving, 360 degrees, the individual strands of the ropes supporting it helped me to hone my skills and provided inspiration for me next Sipderweb piece.
It took me about 250 h to carve.
Walnut, 11” x 9”
-- Boris Khechoyan