I am reposting this with more pictures that I got from the customer’s friend, Cheryl Cianci. She took some great live action shots. Enjoy!

Custom Wood Carvings & More

This was a fun subject matter! I’m grateful for the times I get to take a break from realism and carve something non-objective/ abstract. (Wish it happened more often!!) These started off as Two 6 ft. poison ivy covered stumps matching in size and location, one on either side of the driveway. (Yuck!!!! I hate poison ivy!!!) I covered myself from head to toe to remove the ivy and debark the stumps. Once the poison ivy covered bark was removed, I could relax and focus on the carving.

Here are some designs I started with…

Stump #1

I can’t take any chances with breathing in poison ivy dust, so I went all out…

Roughed in the form…

Sanded and burned to add dramatic contrast…

Shots of both carvings…

Stump #1 finished…

Stump #2

Worked into the night one evening…

Stump #2 Finished

From the street…

Thankfully another happy customer…and only got…

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