|Project by Arthouse||posted 10-06-2012 10:07 PM||1226 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a Texas river driftwood log that’s been rolling down streams for a long time. The inside of the tree is rotted out and the only thing left is the hard outside layer. I found this after a big rain . I didn’ t know what to do with it untill a privileged moment I discovered when I cut the log in two and layed it over on the other I noticed the different plays I could create using one on top of the other . I then began to play with cutting it little by little on the bandsaw untill I ’’ Discovered my Muse” inside a burr oak piece that had been rolling down river bottoms for over ten years or so . I hand carved the texture into the inside bottom of the tree for the back and other parts from came from higher up on the log. I was so amazed at the colors I couldn’t spray a laquer or conversion varnish or even think to stain so I polished the completed piece then polished wax into the final finish. I completely happy with the total outcome I am looking for more streams , springs and rivers. All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart