This commissioned piece is not only my
first attempt at carving wood, it happened to be a 100 year old ironing
board! I couldn't just go to the nearest WalMart to replace it.
had an old picture of a farm as reference. The buildings and pastures
were carved and an aluminum stencil was created for the letters to be
burned. I wanted the feel to be that of an old crate or stamp. Burning
also provided depth, shading and detail. I was told that the recipient's
spiritual animal was a mule deer, so I thought that would personalize
it more so.
A 24" cedar burl wedding guest book incorporating the bride and groom's
favorite animal. I had both face each other to represent their love for
one another and placed a cabin (home) in the background. It has now been
signed by all guests and finished with Poly.