This has to be one of my biggest custom jobs in a long time. Four dead ash trees were converted into otters standing, swimming up, swimming down and peaking out of holes in the stumps. Along with two lily pads. Because the tree stump are in such close proximity to each other, I had to […]
I carved a maple stump in a backyard into a bird bath with three birds at its rim. The birds are a cardinal, blue jay and a chicakdee. It was a real challenge carving with a chainsaw such small scale birds. Plus the heat was fierce as there was no wind or shade with a […]
Good fun! Took the opportunity to carve a Douglas fir at a family friend’s place in the Langley area. As a fisherman, he wanted a Tyee Chinook salmon plus an eagle above since eagles are always cruising the skies above their place.
I’m thrilled to have had the privilege of creating a carving for the 25th year of the Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Hope the birders are OK with my ‘likeness’ of a redstart bird😁
Well it’s done, it took awhile, learned a lot about carving hands and airbrushing, now it’s time to let go. I’m excited to see the response by the public. It’s located at the corner of St David St and St Patrick St in Fergus
I had to improve my powers of observation, once I actually saw a real redstart in the backyard!
After much fussing, I got the redstart connected to the hands. Studied a range of bird books to get an acceptable colour scheme for the bird. Airbrush is a nice tool. 😊
Working on the hands holding binoculars with a redstart bird on top. This will be to celebrate the 25th year of the Huron Fringe Bird Festival. Certainly had been a challenge; sculpting the hands, forming ‘binos’ and figuring out to put the bird on top. Good fun!
It’s that time of year to load up on carving wood for the summer season. I’m not as organized as some Carvers that already have much of their summer inventory of carvings underway. I see so many potential carvings from these beautiful blocks of wood!
This sculpture will be fully assembled for the Elora Sculpture Project. The piece stresses the importance of the human touch in communication, shown by the hand exploding out of the cell phone.