"Entangled" 6ft Elm Sculpture

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Project by scott shangraw posted 08-25-2012 10:07 PM 1938 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Entangled” is a sculptured that was carved from an Elm log. It stands about 6ft tall with a diameter of 22”. It looks like two entities are entangled end to end. You can see a round part at either end of the sculpture with the bodies encircling the sculpture. Scott was careful to not carve through the log and to leave the bark in tact. Which was no easy task. Lots of super glue was used to be sure that the bark did not fall off. The color variations going from the bark, to the blonde sap wood and then to the inner log are quite striking. The sculpture stands on a base made from apple wood. This is the tallest sculpture to date that we have created. It got lots of attention at our last two shows. Now to just find that perfect home for it.

To see other sculpture we have made:

Holey Grail

Several different vessels

Acky Breaky Heart

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 10:18 PM



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#2 posted 08-25-2012 10:33 PM

What an interesting piece…no doubt you worked hard on making that one.

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 12:02 AM

I always enjoy seeing your carvings, you do a tremendous job!

Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 12:35 AM

Wood music.

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#5 posted 08-26-2012 02:31 AM

It is an amazing piece of art. So tall, yet stable on the base. Had to be carved so as to remain balanced I assume.
Thanks for showing.

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#6 posted 08-26-2012 05:15 AM

I’m still shaking my head. That was a tough job and probably pretty messy. At one point, you probably said to yourself,”If this doesn’t work out, I’m loosing I nice piece of wood.” But it did work out and that’s what I love about your work. You have enough self-confidence and technical skill to know that it should work. Not many people have the nerve to push against self-imposed boundaries, you work is exceptional because you have no boundaries. Nice….......

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#7 posted 08-26-2012 06:16 AM

Great carving.
I just took a trip through your projects gallery. You da man…..............

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#8 posted 08-26-2012 10:50 AM

Wow! So beautiful, flowing, and you definitely named it right. Just awesome

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#9 posted 08-26-2012 11:17 AM

amazingly elegant for rough wood. Graceful. This certainly would catch folks eyes at shows.

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#10 posted 08-26-2012 03:11 PM

A beautiful art work—too bad the “thumbnail” photo doesn’t give initial LJ viewers the full impact so one can appreciate the full extent of the piece.

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#11 posted 08-26-2012 06:47 PM


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#12 posted 08-26-2012 09:07 PM

That’s really nice. Love the piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 08-27-2012 06:46 AM


I thought I had it figured out when I looked at the first picture. Then I looked at the second and, well, it looks awfully complicated and really “entangled.”

Thanks for sharing.


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#14 posted 08-27-2012 06:54 AM

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 08-27-2012 07:10 AM

Wow! Now that is thinking outside of the tree. Or is that “INSIDE the Tree”? Lots of variations available to that one. Thanks for sharing such a unique piece of art.

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