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A Ooak Original Wood Carving I call "Deep Ravine", a tree scene that I carved out of a piece of Curly, Big Leaf Maple. It depicts a Conifer Tree living life on the edge of a Deep Ravine. I love these ravines when I happen by while on a forest stroll. I always wonder what it's like way down in the depths of a ravine like this. It looks so cozy and cool. There's a feeling of Life's eternal evolution and change. They're truly Magic Spots to me. But so many times only the Birds and the Fish really know what it's like down there.

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It measures 14" tall x 8 1/8" wide x 1 1/8" thick

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.

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wow, that is some great work, I love it,
 

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My new favorite, I think. Great carving and excellent choice of wood. The figure going across the grain looks 'cross hatch' on the upper right side. The shape of the whole thing reminds me of an elf's ear… which you being the Wiz, I guess would make perfect sense.
 

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I started to like your projects very much, especialy precision in making it.
 

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This is amazingly executed my friend, and a wonderful composition.
 

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Wow that's crazy cool. Beautiful work.
 

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Wow. Very nice design and execution. I can only dream to carve like that.
 

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Creativity at it finest here my friend, this is just a wonderful piece of nature thanks for sharing…BC
 

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Incredibly detailed like all o your carvings. Amazing for the eyes to see.
 

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Unbelievable! This is simply amazing - would love to see some pages on how you did this…
great work!!!!
 

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Beautiful carving Gary, such amazing detail…simply awesome stuff.
 

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Outstanding…. I was just wondering, do you have a favorite wood for carving…
 

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That is really, really cool. Very nice work.
Many years ago we pulled a friend up out of a ravine like this, luckily only his leg was broken.. I can ask him what it was like down there if you want…. :)
 

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Another beauty Gary. I like the way that you also kept a link to the past with the old stump on the right. Truly Magical.
 

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man that is amazing. that's all I can say
 
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