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Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:42 AM

Negative space carving.

Made this cross from black birch, a tree taken down on our property about ten years ago it is approximately 14" tall I like the effect of the cutout I will be experimenting with more subjects.

The tree had to come down while I was building my shop I milled it into boards and it has become a few tables and benches I have a few slabs left. It has a beautiful color and grain.

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Woodwizard Mar 2021 OP
magicarpet Mar 2021 #1
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2021 #2
lunatica Mar 2021 #3
Woodwizard Mar 2021 #4

Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:46 AM

1. Nice work....

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 09:13 AM

2. That's lovely.



Both the design and the wood.

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Response to Woodwizard (Original post)

Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:33 PM

3. That's beautiful!

I think you did a great job with the wood you salvaged. Wood is a warm and life affirming material that gives artwork a very special value. I like that you did negative space carving on it. It gives the impression of deep religious belief mixed with living material, as if the figure of Jesus on the cross was always there in the heart of the tree. Very nice!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 19, 2021, 07:53 AM

4. Thank you

I myself am not really religious I was brought up Catholic but it never stuck. I do a fair amount of work for churches making furniture and reproduction pieces. I enjoy looking at the architecture of a church and designing furniture to match.

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