Wood Spirits With Arum Lilies and Kowhai Buds.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 09-08-2014 06:22 AM 1276 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another one of my carvings, this time with three faces on it. The main figure has a bee on his tongue but it is a little hard to see in the photos. He is meant to be looking suitably startled. I really like the flowing shape of Arum lilies and the rounded form of the Kowhai buds. I try to find ways to incorporate them into my work in a reasonably logical way. The suggestion is that the bee has flown from the lily to the tongue.

As usual I have carved a random piece of driftwood. I suspect it is Willow. The curve at the top presented a challenge to flow the face around it. There was a ridge in the centre that assisted with the nose, forehead and chin.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 07:17 AM

A most interesting and unusual piece.
Great skill and thanks for sharing.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 09-09-2014 01:31 AM

Very cool, John!!.......................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 03:34 PM

Beautiful and Original

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 06:25 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

-- RusticJohn

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