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"Deep Ravine" a pierced relief wood carving by Gary "Wiz" Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 01-17-2014 at 08:52 AM 2372 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Ooak Original Wood Carving I call “Deep Ravine”, a tree scene that I carved out of a piece of Curly, Big Leaf Maple. It depicts a Conifer Tree living life on the edge of a Deep 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.

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It measures 14” tall x 8 1/8” wide x 1 1/8” thick

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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wiz

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 at 08:58 AM

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

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 at 09:21 AM

wow, that is some great work, I love it,

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 at 09:25 AM

My new favorite, I think. Great carving and excellent choice of wood. The figure going across the grain looks ‘cross hatch’ on the upper right side. The shape of the whole thing reminds me of an elf’s ear… which you being the Wiz, I guess would make perfect sense.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 at 09:31 AM

your work always amazes me.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 at 09:56 AM

I started to like your projects very much, especialy precision in making it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 at 11:14 AM

This is amazingly executed my friend, and a wonderful composition.

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 at 11:39 AM

Wow that’s crazy cool. Beautiful work.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 at 01:26 PM

Wow. Very nice design and execution. I can only dream to carve like that.

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 at 02:28 PM

Creativity at it finest here my friend, this is just a wonderful piece of nature thanks for sharing…BC

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 at 03:06 PM

Incredibly detailed like all o your carvings. Amazing for the eyes to see.

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

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 at 04:03 PM

WOW! That is beautiful!

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#12 posted 01-17-2014 at 07:46 PM

Very nice. I like the trippy tree.

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#13 posted 01-17-2014 at 09:23 PM

Unbelievable! This is simply amazing – would love to see some pages on how you did this…
great work!!!!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 01-18-2014 at 01:58 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 01-18-2014 at 02:37 AM

Beautiful carving Gary, such amazing detail…simply awesome stuff.

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

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