Friday, December 26, 2008

Grandfather Plum. Autumn 2008

This Spirit was carved from one of the last pieces of Plum from an ornamental plum tree cut down from my mum and dads garden in Churchdown, Gloucestershire 3 or 4 years ago. I still remember the tree from my childhood and its use as a play area for our two cats.
This guy is 38cm tall, 11cm diameter at the base and the lower branch level with the mouth he is 17cm wide. the eyes were not hollowed out as usual but just defined.
He happens to be a favourite of my wife's as the color of the wood is wonderful and aging every day. Its a sentimental one for me as the tree was known to me for such a long time.
Finished in oil.
May negotiate on a purchase!

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