"Entangled" 6ft Elm Sculpture

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Project by scott shangraw posted 727 days ago 1403 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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#2 posted 727 days ago

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

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 727 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 727 days ago

Wood music.

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#5 posted 727 days ago

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 727 days ago

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….......

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#7 posted 727 days ago

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

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#8 posted 726 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 726 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#10 posted 726 days ago

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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#12 posted 726 days ago

That’s really nice. Love the piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#13 posted 726 days ago


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 726 days ago

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jiri

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#15 posted 726 days ago

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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