A relief carving is based on a photo of a waterfall in Iceland. The shape of the maple burl slab (19”hx14”w) gave me the idea of having the waterfall cascade from a hidden mountain lake through the centre of the burl. Small river stones are set in the pool with semi-
A large relief carving in a yellow cedar burl, which is beautiful, but extremely toxic. It is essential to wear a mask when carving in it and many carvers won't even work with it. However, this burl was so lovely and conducive to the ruins of a temple that I couldn't resist. The idea was to put small knickknacks in the openings. Unfortunately, it broke at the crack line.
A large tropical relief carving that came purely from imagination. Perhaps I had been dreaming of a warm climate. It was given as a gift to a couple in Prince George, BC, who put me up for a week when my car broke down simply because a mutual friend asked them to.
This carving, depicting a naked tree of winter with the moon in the background, is the first relief carving I did. It came about when I asked son, Chris -
Skagway Train Trestle
Start with a burl that looks like a mountain; see a picture of a 100 year old train trestle in Skagway, Alaska, and it seems rather obvious the two should be combined with a real model train and track. The carving was sold to a man from Alaska.
An update to this carving is that in 2011 James and I took a seven-
I asked my co-
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