|Project by Borchik||posted 07-07-2012 07:50 AM||2326 views||10 times favorited||31 comments|
This, 3 panel hand carvings was inspired from a Greene and Greene 3-panel carving found in the Huntington Library,CA. The panel before you is filled with detail so brilliantly executed that our eye at first is swept into a panoramic story of a ship’s struggle to maintain sail against ferocious winds, ocean tides and waves. Upon closer examination we recognize the importance of each detail. Each gauge mark expresses strong marine movement. The wood grain enhances the direction of the winds, tides, and waves. Even the selection of the darker wood underscores the dark, foreboding tempest and the lighter wood captures our ship in the midst of its struggle to right its sail. Unlike other carvings depicting ships sailing on placid waters, this 3-panel carving gives us reason to celebrate the ship’s success as it continues to sail into an ominous horizon. We are reminded that the ocean is full of struggles and that the ship is made to endure them.
The overall size is 71” X 31” X 1” and took me about 600 hours to carve. Frame was built with African Mahogany and Panels carved with Spanish Cedar.
-- Boris Khechoyan