Carved from a piece of Californian Lilac pruned from a large tree in the back garden of my parents house.
The piece was big enough to carve two Woodwose.
As the photo above shows this wood is very temperamental and splits as it dries. The lower carving has splits running through the face which will widen. I love the look of a carving that has split as it instantly ages it and shows that the wood itself is alive, moving, changing.
Using photo enhancing apps I've tinkered with the pictures slightly to show them in a more dramatic light.
As shown in the last photo this carving is a wall hanging piece, but will free stand if needed.
Finished in Danish oil and stands 13" high, 4" wide (not including the branch stems) the carvings are 5" high and 3 1/2" wide.
The technical detail on these guys stands out with the top carving being carved mainly into the sapwood whereas the bottom carving shows the red coloration of the heartwood.
Your comments are welcome as always.
~ Dave ~