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Project by Patrick Burns posted 07-06-2018 01:00 AM 1574 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this two years ago, it was a freshly cut silver maple tree. Still green and freshly cut i carved it up anyways. It started to check and crack substantially. So I let it dry out naturally, i continued to carve other carvings. What I learned from all my other carvings, i was able to bring new techniques and confidence back to this piece. Known as the process of creating art.

So here we are, she’s come a long long way, as a seed to a tree, to a masterpiece. What better gift can i give back to nature herself ,then to save a piece of her forever.

Animals involved in this Sea Scene include:

Sea Turtle
Four tropical fish
Two Manta Rays yet to be completed underneath the turtle.

Please enjoy the photos, I will be posting a link soon of a full walk around video to youtube this weekend. it is for sale.

Patrick Burns -
Tree Life Art

-- Pat B

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#1 posted 07-06-2018 01:11 AM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 07-06-2018 01:49 AM

Wow! That’s intense. Tremendous amount of wood chips there! Definitely needs more photos and to zoom in on some places.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#3 posted 07-06-2018 01:50 AM

Wow. That is pretty amazing.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 07-06-2018 02:55 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Pat!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 07-06-2018 08:39 AM

WOW ! Very impressed .. You have amazing Vision and skill to create something like this well done.

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#6 posted 07-06-2018 01:13 PM

WOW…..........beautiful carvings!!!!!!!!!!


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

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#7 posted 07-06-2018 02:48 PM

Wow! Amazing work!


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#8 posted 07-06-2018 03:58 PM

These are magnificent and so creative and beautifully done. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-08-2018 03:00 AM

Patrick it’s nice to see a follow-up. It’s a really amazing and imaginative piece. Had the same reaction the first time seeing it. Thanks for remembering to post back here on LJs. Looking forward to the video, but would also like to see some ideas on how it’s intended to be displayed.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Patrick Burns

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#10 posted 07-08-2018 05:36 PM

thank you all for the kinds words I will try to upload a video later today but my Mac is acting up. As for how I’m going to display it.

My friend is a welder and been designing a heavy duty tripod that will be secured to a huge “cookie” or large round section. About 4ft in diameter and about a foot thick, then will bolt tripod to it. Hard to explain but I have a good idea i think.

Stay tuned and thank you all for your support.


-- Pat B

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