Exploration and Current Work

The dust has finally settled at my new home in Washington and I’ve completed “Fall” my latest wood sculpture. This piece took me several years to complete due to working full time and packing up and moving. The sculpture measures 43 inches wide by 29 inches high and has a considerable amount of detail.

The detailing of the antlers was made to look like tree branches. Here I employed a new technique using an epoxy gel applied directly to the wood and then sanding and refining the veining. Each leave was hand carved. The leaves have veins carved into them before painting.

The backboard to the skull is made Camphor wood which was lacquered to a high gloss. I love this particular wood because of it’s wonderful grain. My next post will show more experimentation and some new directions.