|Project by wiz||posted 10-20-2013 06:14 PM||6481 views||7 times favorited||13 comments|
The carving depicts a steady old Oak Tree passing it’s time in woodland peace. It has a heart at the base of the trunk. Though I carved it in, it depicts a scar in the trunk from an injury many years before. It has healed into a symbol for Love. There is a lot of detail in this carving. It is my favorite kind of Tree to carve. This piece is very rustic. It has most of the natural burl edge around the outside edge and has many signs were beetle larva once lived. I have treated the wood so that no one is living in there anymore. It adds a natural element to the piece.
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It measures 15” tall x 13 1/4” wide x 1 1/4” thick. These Oak Trees are my favorite to look at and enjoy. I love the challenge! I really love the way this one turned out.
I carved it out of a Big Leaf Maple Burl. A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an agro bacteria. It starts sending out a huge number of buds showing birds eye grain through out the burl. It is very unusual and is very interesting to look at.
-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com