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Copper Ginkgo

Every year I make something out of wood and donate it to the Memphis Child Advocacy “Works of Heart” auction that benefits abused children.

This piece is this year’s donation. It is made of yellow heart wood. The actual leaf is 13″ × 41″ and the velvet covered ply with Walnut trim top and bottom measure 24″ × 51″ so it makes quite a presence in the gallery.

The leaf is carved with angle grinder and the new Arbortech turbo plane which really helped sculpt this quickly.

Hope you like it. I do start with a real ginkgo leaf and use that for inspiration and guidance.

-- Ellen


-- -- Alec (Friends call me Wolf, no idea why)

Wow, it looks great!

-- -- Michal, http://WoodworkingWeb.com

Im blown away. I thought this was a hand carving till i read the description. I had to show my wife this and she was blown away to. So high compliments from us.

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"


Your artistry always amazes. Do let us know how well it does. I know your past efforts have brought incredible results of which your pieces are certainly deserving.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Lovely art as always, Ellen.

-- Martin Sojka, https://craftisian.com

Absolutely beautiful piece. Great choice of woods, exceptional artistry.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

extraordinary … I always love your work!!

-- Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Very nice, very unusual. Beautiful.

-- Keith "Shin" Schindler

Very beautiful piece for a great cause.

-- -- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Great piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway