These pictures are from work in progress and have been sitting on the shelf for months stuck, bogged down and not moving forward.....
The Sphaeroblasts are a beautiful dark colour and the wooden wedge is a piece of drift wood scrap sanded and polished. it nearly got thrown out, but I'm forever looking at a scrap of wood and trying to find the beauty in it. I love the curve in this piece and its quite embryonic.
The pictures below are of the second Sphaeroblast . Both are bald and beardless.
The eyes on both need finishing....... I think!
The carving below was carved to add to the piece above looking the other way.
Why? don't ask me I'm just the vehicle the wood uses to reveal its form... :-) Dark Sphaeroblasts are essentially on the cusp of rotting away, many crumble into dust as you start but these guys are just pre-rotten but have captured the colour.
Its a wall hanging piece and is only 5 1/2 " long and the heads are about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" long, so quite small. Netsuke size carvings.
If you look at my Folksy shop there are a number of pendants made from recycled scraps / chips of wood picked up from a pile of chippings on the allotment. I love making what is essentially wood that is scrap into lovely striking items.
Comments and suggestions of what might make this carving special will be gratefully received and I might even use your suggestion to finish it off at last!