|Project by RusticJohn||posted 94 days ago||595 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I have a woodworking exhibition coming up and so am producing these carvings in the hope that everyone who attends will feel compelled to buy one. Always hopeful that others will not only enjoy my work but actually purchase them.
All of the carvings are made out of driftwood. Its plentiful near where I live and generally good quality wood. Mostly beech or red beech as far as I can tell. I am not adverse to a bit of pine or even an old fence post. The state of the wood varies from very solid to quite damaged. The third photo shows a case in point. The wood had been in the water a long time and was very soft in places. Quite a lot of stabilizing was needed to get a remotely decent surface to work with. Many ask why I bother with stuff like this but I like the unexpected directions it takes me and the challenge of getting a good result in less than ideal circumstances. Also its fun.
I love the incomplete look with bits missing. Reminds me of archeology finds that have been partially destroyed over hundreds of years.