#60 Wood carving: Pelicans, whales and turtles, wood carving is everywhere.
Beautiful wood work shows up everywhere. One just needs to have an eye for it. The pictures in this post were taken by one of my daughter’s while on a trip to Florida this winter. I love the “rope work” frame around the pelican here. Also, the artist has done a great job with the use of white to hold the piece together.
You have seen whales here before. Always like to view carvings of whales. This one is a “right” whale. Whalers named it so because it was considered the right whale to hunt. When struck with a harpoon, this whale would stay afloat so whalers had an easier time of processing it.
I like the overhead shot best. The lines look clean. I am not so thrilled with the head shot, the manufactured eye does not sit well in the head, from my perspective. I would also like to see a rougher surface on the whale, they are not as smooth or clean looking as this carving presents.
These two sea turtles make a great presentation. Great negative space, nice movement created by the turn of their heads and the spacing of their bodies on the stand. A pleasing presentation. I think they may be Green Sea Turtles. For my taste, however, I would like a little more detail on the rear flippers on each turtle.
What are you carving these days? Have anything to share? Would love to hear from you.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18