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Wood Carving Oak Tree on etsy by Gary Burns the Treewiz also known as Wiz, handmade, woodworking

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Wood Carving of an Oak Tree, Carved from one piece of wood, Great Wood Anniversary Gift by Gary Burns the Tree Wizard, also know as Wiz. I call this carving " The Shady Spot". The carving depicts a steady old Oak Tree passing it's time in woodland peace. There is a lot of detail in this carving. It is one of my favorite kind of Tree carvings. It is a 8 1/2" tall x 16" wide x 1" thick. These Oak Trees are the most tedious to carve and the most time consuming to make of all my carvings. But they are my favorite to look at and enjoy. I love the challenge! I really love the way this one turned out. I usually make a smaller tree in a frame like this but it really looks kool having a bigger tree in a frame. It is more intense.

I carved it out of a Big Leaf Maple Burl. The grain is really something to look at! A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an agro bacteria. It starts sending out a huge number of buds showing birds eye grain through out the burl. It is very unusual and is very interesting to look at.

The technique I use is called Pierced Relief. It is carved out of one piece of wood and nothing is added. I have been carving since 1971 and a tree was the first carving I did. I have always been stimulated to carve a resemblance of a tree out of a tree. My technique has evolved over all of these years to what you see here. I keep seeing ways to make things more life like. And I love a piece to look like it is in the middle of a story that each observer can make up. Sometimes a different story each time we look at it and sometimes the same one. I love giving a piece the feeling of action. Sometimes tranquil and sometimes playful. I love it all.

~~ PRIORITY USPS SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF ALL OF MY CARVINGS ~~

Wood Carving Oak Tree on etsy by Gary Burns the Treewiz also known as Wiz, handmade, woodworking

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