Wood Carving | 26 Images

     While the subject of these works is based on the natural forms of animals, the beautiful figure (grain pattern) of the wood takes on a life of its own and a tension is created by the interaction of the character of the wood and the recognition of the object. I have put a good deal of effort into getting the form of the animals right and trying to give it life with a glint in the eye, but ultimately,we are still looking at WOOD, not the animal. So, this is a reference to my long standing interest in symbolic and surreal imagery, and of my earlier color etchings in the "Magic Forest" series.

 
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Speeding Sea Lion; 8" x 4" x 5"
Speeding Sea Lion; 8" x 4" x 5"
Gliding; 8" x 4" x 5"
Gliding; 8" x 4" x 5"
Sea Lion (in a hurry), 8" x 6" x 8"
Sea Lion (in a hurry), 8" x 6" x 8"
 Sea Lion (in a hurry), 8" x 6" x 8"
Sea Lion (in a hurry), 8" x 6" x 8"
"Running Hare (no worries today)", 8" x 4' x 7"
"Running Hare (no worries today)", 8" x 4' x 7"
Gliding Otter;  10" x 3" x 9-1/2"
Gliding Otter; 10" x 3" x 9-1/2"
Gliding Otter;  10" x 3" x 9-1/2"
Gliding Otter; 10" x 3" x 9-1/2"
NADA Whale; 10" x 4" x 8"
NADA Whale; 10" x 4" x 8"
This is NADA SHARK; 11" x 6" x 7"
This is NADA SHARK; 11" x 6" x 7"
This is NADA Shark; 11" x 6" x 7"
This is NADA Shark; 11" x 6" x 7"
"Who Indeed!"    16" x 8" x 6"
"Who Indeed!" 16" x 8" x 6"
"Who Indeed!" 16" x 8" x 6"
"Who Indeed!" 16" x 8" x 6"
InstiGator  8" x 6" x 6"
InstiGator 8" x 6" x 6"
"InstiGator"   8" x 6" x 6"
"InstiGator" 8" x 6" x 6"
This is NADA Frog, 7" x 4-3/4" x 3-1/2", 2013
This is NADA Frog, 7" x 4-3/4" x 3-1/2", 2013
This is NADA Frog, 7" x 4-3/4" x 3-1/2", 2013
This is NADA Frog, 7" x 4-3/4" x 3-1/2", 2013
NADA Turtle; 4.5" x 2.75" x 2.5"
NADA Turtle; 4.5" x 2.75" x 2.5"
NADA Turtle; 4.5" x 2.75" x 2.5"
NADA Turtle; 4.5" x 2.75" x 2.5"
This is NADA Gator; Cypress Wood; 4" x 2.75" x 4.25"
This is NADA Gator; Cypress Wood; 4" x 2.75" x 4.25"
This is NADA Gator; Cypress Wood; 4" x 2.75" x 4.25"
This is NADA Gator; Cypress Wood; 4" x 2.75" x 4.25"
This is NADA Gator; Cypress Wood; 4" x 2.75" x 4.25"
This is NADA Gator; Cypress Wood; 4" x 2.75" x 4.25"
Sphinx Cat; 13" x 4" x 8"
Sphinx Cat; 13" x 4" x 8"
This is NADA Sphinx Cat; 13" x 4" x 8"
This is NADA Sphinx Cat; 13" x 4" x 8"