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"Oak Ravine" A Wood Carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the Treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 10-26-2013 02:30 AM 2174 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this carving “Oak Ravine”. The carving depicts a steady old Oak Tree passing it’s time in woodland peace. I love being in the midst of these wonderful creatures. It makes me warm inside just to hang out around them. They offer shade, food and sanctuary for many. There is a lot of detail in this little carving. It is my favorite kind of Tree to carve. I love the over all shape of this piece and how the tree fills the inside space. I really like the little bit of bark in the lower left side that I was able to work in.

TO SEE ALL OF MY TREE CARVINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE CLICK: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreeWizWoodCarvings?section_id=6599799

TO GO TO MY SHOP CLICK: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreeWizWoodCarvings

AND THIS IS A LINK TO THIS CARVING IN MY SHOP:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166996972/unique-ooak-wedding-anniversary-gift?ref=shop_home_active

It measures 13” tall x 8 1/2” wide x 1 1/8” thick


I carved it out of a Big Leaf Maple. It has Burl, Curly and some really fun figuring in the grain. 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.

The technique I use is called Pierced Relief. It is carved out of one piece of wood and nothing is added. I have been carving since 1971 and a tree was the first carving I did. I have always been stimulated to carve a resemblance of a tree out of a tree. My technique has evolved over all of these years to what you see here. I keep seeing ways to make things more life like. And I love a piece to look like it is in the middle of a story that each observer can make up. Sometimes a different story each time we look at it and sometimes the same one. I love giving a piece the feeling of action. Sometimes tranquil and sometimes playful. I love it all.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 02:52 AM

WOW…...........That is sweet carving. A real piece of art. Nice going!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-26-2013 03:33 AM

That is amazing. What a work of art.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 04:52 AM

WOW, greatest carving ever. So amazing the focus you have and ability to create so fine of pieces. I’m sure there are no scale drawings to follow. Fantastic.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 09:34 AM

Another amazing carving, so perfect in miniature scale. Just like the Japanese Bonsai is a perfect miniature of the full size tree or plant so your creations are like little Bonsai carvings in of the full size tree. Just amazing stuff.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 11:49 AM

You have the patience of Job! it is a beautiful piece, and as you say, just looking at it brings stories into your mind…lovely!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 12:33 PM

Beautiful carving.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 01:35 PM

Exquisite!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 10-26-2013 01:38 PM

Another nice one, Wiz.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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wiz

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#9 posted 10-26-2013 03:41 PM

Thanks everyone for you very kind words! I really appreciate it!!

<(8^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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#10 posted 10-26-2013 05:44 PM

Nice skills.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#11 posted 10-26-2013 06:32 PM

Amazing art!

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#12 posted 10-28-2013 01:32 PM

Your carvings are so intricate, and beautiful. WowZa!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 12-06-2013 11:21 PM

Holly cow, what can I say that has not been said. Beautiful.

-- Jeff NJ

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#14 posted 12-07-2013 01:18 AM

Beautiful carving, Wiz!

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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wiz

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#15 posted 12-07-2013 02:02 AM

Thanks so much, everyone!! I really appreciate it!!

<(B^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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