Mesquite Carved Ribbon Sculpture

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Project by scott shangraw posted 12-30-2010 12:37 AM 5532 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“RIBBON DANCER” as it’s called is one of our newest creations. Made from mesquite, this sculpture is still a mystery to me on how Scott made it. I watched him from start to finish and still don’t know how it’s done. First mesquite was glued up in a large block in a few stages using the vacuum bag. Then the ribbon design was sketched onto it and a bulk of the wood was removed with the bandsaw. Then Scott uses the chainsaw to start carving the shape and moves on to grinders for the final shaping. I inlayed turquoise into a few cracks and then sand, sand and sand. A natural piece of mesquite was used for the base and walla a beautiful sculpture sits before you. This piece is one its way to England with some other mesquite pieces.

see the other pieces going to England

Shangrila Rocker – going to England

To see our ribbon wall scullptures please visit our blog

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 12-30-2010 12:47 AM

This is such a wonderful piece that would show off quite well in an atrium or even a well lit niche. I only wish I had a larger home to show this off! Beautifully executed!

I’m sure it will be well received overseas. Do you have links to the gallery(s) that you’ll be showing?

-- "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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#2 posted 12-30-2010 01:37 AM

This ribbon carving work is incredible. What a lot of work, and so expertly accomplished! You the Man!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#3 posted 12-30-2010 06:13 AM

Just amazing

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 12-30-2010 06:39 AM

I can see the wind blowing this into the shape that we see. Just Stunning!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 02:29 PM

Wow! I just love the flow and animation of this piece. Would be so neat to see a video of you actually working on this. Truly spectacular. Thanks for sharing your gift!

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 02:51 PM

This is amazing! Beautiful work!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 04:16 PM

Nice piece of artwork.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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