Saturday, April 17, 2010

Drift Wood Father Woodwose

This guy is from a piece of drift wood which has been oiled and fitted with a hanging bracket.

As you can see he is a wall mounted carving ideal for the house or garden. The beard flows away from the wall offering depth and maintaining the wood in its sea sculpted shape.

I have used the pyrography machine to highlight the hair and facial details

The wood itself was found on the beach in Pembrokeshire at New Years 2010 and was carved just this month once it was fully dry. Its quite spongy to carve but with a liberal coating of Danish oil he has a new life.

11 1/2" long X just under 3" across the eyes. He is 1 3/4" thick at the thickest part and 1" at the thinnest.

Your comments are welcome

One more piece of Drift Wood left to carve.
regards Dave


ArtPropelled said...

Lovely piece, Dave. I particularly like the way you have adapted the face to the shape of the wood.

Dave Jones said...

Thanks, yes it was a key thing to me to keep the wood the way the sea shaped it.

Blu said...

He looks really good, great beard.

Dave Jones said...

Thanks Blu.