"Little Dry Creek Ravine" by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 12-05-2013 04:13 PM 1332 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Ooak Original Wood Carving I call “Little Dry Creek Ravine”, a tree scene that I have carved out of a piece of Big Leaf Maple Burl. It depicts a conifer Tree living life on the edge of a Dry Creek Ravine. I love these ravines when I happen by while on a forest stroll. I always wonder what it’s like way down in the depths of a ravine like this. It looks so cozy and cool. There’s a feeling of Life’s eternal evolution and change. They’re truly Magic Spots to me. But so many times only the Birds and the fish really know what it’s like down there.



It measures 12 1/4” tall x 7 3/4” wide x 1” thick

It’s a beautiful piece of Maple Burl with Birds Eyes Grain throughout the piece. 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,

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 04:20 PM

I feel relaxed viewing this..

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 04:23 PM

Great work, Wiz. You are very talented.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 12-05-2013 04:26 PM


-- Tony -

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 04:42 PM

Hello Gary,

this is what you call real beautiful art.
I am not a jealous type, but I wish I hat your talent.
Thanks for showing.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 05:13 PM

The details on your work is perfect. truly inspiring.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-05-2013 07:26 PM

Absolutely wonderful. The detail and undercutting really bring the scene to life. Love it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 12-05-2013 10:16 PM

Wow that is very fine work indeed.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#8 posted 12-05-2013 10:23 PM

WOW, you are a WIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it for sale? PM me if it is!!

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

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#9 posted 12-06-2013 12:01 AM

Incredible detail! Picture window beauty.

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#10 posted 12-06-2013 12:47 AM

This is AWESOME!

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#11 posted 12-06-2013 12:53 AM

Inspiring is all I can say.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#12 posted 12-06-2013 02:25 AM

Beautifully Amazing! A single tree but it says SO much. I don’t know how you do it. Your an artist.

-- jerry

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#13 posted 12-06-2013 03:11 AM

Now THAT is pretty cool!

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#14 posted 12-06-2013 06:42 AM

Amazing carving, so lifelike!

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#15 posted 12-06-2013 09:37 AM


An incredible carving with a beautiful burl frame.

-- Steve--

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