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