#30 Wood carving: Seals, Nature and The Zoo
Seals. I have seen them in Lincoln Park Zoo. They show up in circuses and shows. There are several books I remember from my childhood where seals were the main characters.
One of the things that attracts me to seals is their smooth, clean lines. There is
something about their glide through the water, the effortless twists and turns, that make them eye-appealing.
Of course, their sounds, barks and other interesting vocalizations helps to draw one to them.
So another idea for carving.
Carving Tip: You will notice the seal awaiting paint. The base utilizes some of the features found on the wood when the carving was planned.
The dark part of the base is a bit of the basswood bark. The carving was arranged so that this bark feature would remain.
“Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.” Gen 1 New International Bible.