"Manta", Acacia wood
"Manta", Acacia wood, 27 x 21 x 6 inches
I have quite few days of work on this piece. I wasn't into it, my tools weren't working well, the design wasn't good, I forced myself to keep working.
Acacia wood log was 50% rotten. So I carved the rotten wood away and I ended up with a less then desirable piece of wood.
My thought was that I was going to spend days of time for a plain chunky.
I ended up cutting about 14 inches off the narrow side. The proportions were more pleasing to the eye. Once i got down to the detail stage of this piece, I spent twice as much time refining the form and polishing.
"Luna", Jacaranda Burl
"Luna", Jacaranda Burl, 10 x 12 x 9 inches
Didn't look too promising, All the roots were intertwined with each other making up this piece. The trick is to carve the piece without carving the wrong root section out which could result in this piece of wood to break into a lot of small pieces. The grain is AMAZING. Purely a sculpture to show off the grain. This piece has lots of presence and positive vibes.