Ocean Dreams

Another older piece that I had re shot at a recent photo shoot
This piece of wood was found on the beach at Valdez Island during a canoe trip



Really nice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Of the 4 you shared this is my favorite. Absolutely beautiful!
wow your work is incredible. i wish i had a talent for carving.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Absolutely beautiful.  What do you use for carving.. is it power carved, kinves! whatever you are a master of it.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

Thanks! When carving I start with chainsaw and then when it gets closer I use gouges and knives


All these busts are fantastic! Do you use a photo/sketch as a guide or just go from a mental image?
In the past I would just pick up a chainsaw and see what popped out. These days, I usually make a rough sketch and either hire a model, ask a friend or just look for a photo online. The last 10 years or so has been all commission work so I have to show sketches etcs to sell the idea. This is especially important with my public art pieces where I need to sell the concept to a committee. When working in steel, I do all of the above but I also make clay maquettes so I can work out t he shapes in an easier medium. When I created Adrielle (life sized figure in steel) I sketched the concept, as well as the hands, feet, face etc... I hired a model for it as well and made several sketches with her. I also made a clay face and foot first to give me somewhere to start from


You separate the men woodworkers from us boys!
Thanks for sharing…. Masterpiece!
Thanks Loljimmy7... much appreciated!