|Project by wiz||posted 10-29-2013 08:50 PM||1499 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
I call this scene “Late for Dinner”. It’s a Bear Clan heading to dinner with determination. The little ones are especially focused just to keep up with the big guys. No Bear wants to be late for dinner! I wouldn’t even think of getting in their way. I love the story of a piece. It adds that little bit that trips ones imagination.
It measures 17 1/2” x 10 3/8” x 1 1/8” thick.
This piece sold a while back. Here is a link to the carvings I currently have for sale in my etsy shop:
This piece is flat on the back so it can hang on the wall. I have carved a notch in the back for hanging and Signed it Wiz as well.
It’s a beautiful piece of burl with birdseyes throughout the piece. A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an aggro-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. I have been developing this method since 1971. This piece is carved out of one piece of wood. I am a self taught carver and am known for my enjoyment of whimsy. These carved scenes celebrate the beauty and tenacity of the forest.
-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com