84 Wood carving: Table in Changsha, Hunan, China
I begin this post with an apology to my good friend Alan(wdm) In a conversation with Alan this morning on QQ I invited him to look on the blog for a few pictures of a table in the Post Office of the school campus where we shared a few summers. This afternoon I come to my Dashboard and, horror of horrors, I find that I have only begun to set up the next post, haven’t finished it, let alone posted it.
Alan, sorry, here is the table I mentioned. Do you remember seeing it. Alina is the young lady in one of the pictures. Perhaps you saw her when we were walking through the classrooms.
There, enough. Let’s move on. Can’t you imagine having a formal dinner around such a wonderful piece? Or even an informal gathering with the table filled with munchies and drinks. But of course you will have to to Central South University of Forestry & Technology in order to enjoy it.
One of the great things about travel, for wood carvers, is the opportunity to see new wood carvings. One can only imagine the effort it took to trim and prepare this piece, to work it, and then to get it into place. The pictures rarely do a piece justice, at least my pictures, but this was an enjoyable find. Have you any interesting carving photos from any travels you have done? Would love to see them.
A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant. —Stephen Charnock