|Project by BirdlandCreations||posted 06-10-2008 10:51 PM||1046 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my second carving of this last semester that i completed in april, and we were assigned to made a 3-D carving. I decided to go with a three faced totem pole effect that could be hung on the wall or standing as a sculpture. This piece was made out of a basswood and different specimens of crystals for the eyes. This carving started as a chunk where i drew the faces on the wood then used a dremel to take out what was around the faces. I then glued on a chunks of basswod to form the noses. All was formed then by using variuous carving tools according to angles and depth. The faces being formed i then put a coat of shellac on, then used a burnt sienna stain to give it the antique look to it. I then put more shellac on and glued on various crystals to give feeling for each face. The top dark red (dont remember name) ones symbolize anger, the middle face with the third eye represents happiness with 2 azurite rough crystals and a purple one(forgot name) for the third eye – Indigo is the color of the third eye shakra. And the bottom face represents confusion with the green fluorite crystals.
-- Steven Weber Jr., A Mile High @ www.birdlandcreations.net