|Project by wiz||posted 03-11-2014 02:42 AM||1943 views||3 times favorited||23 comments|
I call this carving “Cruizin’ with Bird”. 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. Boo Bear is having a wonderful stroll with his best friend Bird. Bird gets around a lot and loves sharing stories with Boo. They love to laugh together and enjoy the wonders of their woodland realm. Often they share their insights with each other and Love their lives together. There is a lot of detail in this carving. It is my favorite kind of Tree to carve. I love this circle shape and how the tree fills the inside space.
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It measures 14 3/4” tall x 14 3/4” wide x 1 1/4” 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