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"Cosy in the Woods" an Oak Tree carving by Gary Burns the treewiz

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Project by wiz posted 10-19-2014 05:46 PM 2275 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this carving “Cosy in the Woods”. The carving depicts a steady old Oak Tree passing it’s time in woodland peace. I love being in the midst of these wonderful creatures. It makes me warm inside just to hang out around them and reminds me of being present. They offer shade, food and sanctuary for many. There is a lot of detail in this little carving. It is my favorite kind of Tree to carve. I love the over all shape of this piece and how the tree fills the inside space. I carved a heart in the base of the trunk off to the lower left. Love and Gratitude!! :)

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It measures 13” tall x 6 3/4” wide x 1 1/4” thick

This piece has Burl, Curly and some really fun figuring in the grain. A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an agro bacteria. It starts sending out a huge number of buds showing birds eye grain through out the burl. It is very unusual and is very interesting to look at.

The technique I use is called Pierced Relief. It is carved out of one piece of wood and nothing is added. I have been carving since 1971 and a tree was the first carving I did. I have always been stimulated to carve a resemblance of a tree out of a tree. My technique has evolved over all of these years to what you see here. I keep seeing ways to make things more life like. And I love a piece to look like it is in the middle of a story that each observer can make up. Sometimes a different story each time we look at it and sometimes the same one. I love giving a piece the feeling of action. Sometimes tranquil and sometimes playful. I love it all.

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 06:22 PM

Beautiful carving—as always!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 07:08 PM

Very nice!

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 08:57 PM

Amazing work Sir, this is so beautiful

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 09:47 PM

Another beautiful one, Gary. !!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 10:14 PM

Nice work. Might be interesting to see some animals hanging around to make it look even more cozy.

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#6 posted 10-19-2014 11:52 PM

That is beautiful Gary, I love the shape and composition.
You really are a master at this.

Bob.

-- 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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#7 posted 10-19-2014 11:57 PM

All of your carvings are just amazing. And this is no exception!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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wiz

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#8 posted 10-20-2014 01:27 AM

Thank you so much everyone!! I sure appreciate it!!

You Da Ones!!

wiz

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-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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#9 posted 10-20-2014 01:36 AM

Beautifull Wizz

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#10 posted 10-20-2014 08:08 AM

Great work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 10-20-2014 12:01 PM

Lovely work. Very Zen!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 10-20-2014 12:43 PM

So much detail. Incredible!

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#13 posted 10-20-2014 03:18 PM

Simply gorgeous. It is an amazing design, and so well executed.

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#14 posted 10-20-2014 03:46 PM

Gary,
love all of your stuff, but.
For some reason I am particularly drawn to your trees.
Amazing details, with a back-story.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#15 posted 10-20-2014 03:57 PM

Beautifully done Gary.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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