Cound Creations - Creations in Stone and Bone


"Railway Pyke Crane"

Presented to a retired employee who worked this machine for 25 years.














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"The River Ranch"




















The River Ranch is a commissioned Moose antler carving of a working ranch near Williams Lake B.C. It is noted for the Clydesdale horses that work the farm that is nestled within hoodoos, plateaus and rivers. I used a heavy gauge wire to represent the supports for the covered wagon and thinner, darker wire for the reins. I feel they provide an added dimension to the piece. It's mounted onto a simple, weathered  beam of oak, which probably has a few stories to tell of it's own.






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"Homestead"






























A nostalgic collection of images from my travels. The jumping buck gives the illusion of leaping out of the carving, over the wire fence.
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"Ethereal Dancers"






























Moose antler/ Maple base. Six months in the making, this piece is laden with hummingbirds and lilies. To create a three dimensional effect, I have fixed two small perched hummingbirds, from elk antler, waiting for an opportunity to feed. This piece took 6 months! 24x12x20

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"Hook, Line and sinker"















A fisherman lands the big one. Unfortunately, you can't see actual fishing line from his reel to a fly caught in the fish's mouth.


















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"Pioneer Pass"























Moose antler with small whitetail support spike. A wired fence encases an old country themed carving of an abandoned homestead with a church in the distance.  Note the other wired fence alongside the church. 14x10x16.

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"Stoney Creek Hotshot"



























An AC4400 locomotive crosses the Stoney Creek bridge, deep in the Roger's Pass. It hauls it's containers through several tunnels. 

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"Orca Pod"










What's interesting is that I squared the antler frame and used an abstract iceberg to contain the killer whales.









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"Bird of prey"









Eagle carved moose antler. The interesting base is serpentine stone. This projects the forward to represent flight. 










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"Unbroken"

Moose antler carving of a rearing horse. Here is a close up of the saddle carved into the base. 



















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