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😁
I had to improve my powers of observation, once I actually saw a real redstart in the backyard!
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.
This year the Artist in the Wind, Bob Ross will be at our house to help raise funds for the foodbank between October 20 and October 31. It was challenging constructing Bob for this event!
Today, carved two stumps by Lake Huron in the park. Pierced carving allows the back lit stumps to show off the light from Lake Huron. The rabbit is in a stump with a large rotten core. That’s why he’s fat to avoid the rotten core.
The large carving project for Saugeen Shores has now begun. The task is 20 carvings at 18 locations across the North Shore Park, Port Elgin. Stump #1 is by the kids splash pad, thus I want a ‘wet theme’ with a frog, a duck and eventually some cattails. This picture is just the start. Thrilled […]
These four bearded guys are pondering about … many things. Carved from my cedar cutoffs from larger carvings. Great accent pieces in your outdoor decor or inside the cottage/house where much thinking occurs.