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"Deep Forest" a Buckeye Burl wood carving carved by Gary Burns the treewiz, handmade woodworking

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Project by wiz posted 03-15-2014 02:14 AM 3080 views 7 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Ooak Original Wood Carving I call “Deep Forest”, a tree scene that I carved out of a piece of Buckeye Burl. This is a very hard wood to design a tree scene in. I have only carved a few Buckeye Tree Scenes compared to the Maple Burl pieces that I have done. Buckeye has really interesting colors. The blue is caused from spalting or the breaking down of the wood do to Fungi. When the wood has 28 percent moisture and the fungi are present, the spalting is active. When the wood dries to 16 percent the action ceases. It will only start in again if the wood is submersed in water. It is really a pretty piece of wood. It depicts two Conifer Trees on the edge of two Forest Ravines. 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 ravines. 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. These tree scenes take the most time to make of all the things that I carve. There are many steps. And I keep finding ways of adding more details.

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/182715413/tree-wood-carving-ooak-5th-wood-wedding? ref=shophomeactive_3

TO SEE ALL OF MY TREE CARVINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE CLICK: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TreeWizWoodCarvings?section_id=6599799

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It measures 19 1/2” tall x 14 1/2” wide x 1 3/8” 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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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 02:18 AM

Way to use the wood to your favor. Very distinctive piece !!

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

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PaulDoug

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 02:23 AM

I an awed! That is beautiful, well all your work is beautiful!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 02:23 AM

Great work on beautiful wood.

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

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 02:29 AM

Too impressive, my words are not worthy of the time and effort you put into this, simply amazing!!!

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

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ward63

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 02:34 AM

Very beautiful with unique wood.

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 02:37 AM

That is so cool. Love the detail.

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#7 posted 03-15-2014 02:41 AM

wowsers!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#8 posted 03-15-2014 02:42 AM

simply amazing, would love to have a talent like that.

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#9 posted 03-15-2014 03:38 AM

That is absolutely awesome. Congratulations on this beautiful piece of art.

I love the figures around the base of the L/H tree.

Absolutely wonderful.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#10 posted 03-15-2014 05:01 AM

You have captured those trees inside of a tree and done it beautifully!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 03-15-2014 11:34 AM

Awesome! ~ Beautiful work.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#12 posted 03-15-2014 12:11 PM

wow that is so beautiful, amazing job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#13 posted 03-15-2014 12:21 PM

Absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#14 posted 03-15-2014 01:13 PM

Wiz, your work is always beautiful. This piece is no exception.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#15 posted 03-15-2014 07:06 PM

Very nice

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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