|Why hello there, Here is a bobble head Deer, my tail wags too! |
Here is my W.I.P. for my May 30th opening..
|I start to carve Tree Girls face|
|Her Face finished. I cut her body from a large piece of bass wood, then chain saw power carve, chiseled and many sanding's to get her body right.|
|She measures 5 feet! and yes she is anatomically correct aka naked|
|The boat in progress, wheels are being added....|
|Cutting out the birds|
|Balancing the cat|
|"Boone" the horse|
|His head is carved from a solid piece of bass wood|
|A little help from Reno, setting the eyes|
|The show opens @ Guardino Gallery on May 30th!|
You can see the size of the pieces with me in middle
The Adventures of Tree girl.With this installation you might feel as if you’ve stumbled into a very unusual forest landscape. Inhabited by a 5ft puppet/sculpture, surrounded by many curious animals and elements….a salvage horse, bobble head deer,squirrel are just a few. Taxidermy eyes in some of the pieces lend to a peculiar touch. All the pieces are carved from different woods, which are either salvaged or collected. Wood is a bit of a mystery, with different grains, textures and ages, each presenting different challenges that can be unforgiving, but exciting to see what emerges within a block of wood.
As the work developed I decided, Tree Girl was a muse to my own adventures with wood. My style is primitive, naïve, with touches of urban, destruction and decay creeping in. I seek simplicity and escapism, in a world that is too often mass produced and violated