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Wood Carving Bear Tree Scene on Etsy by Gary Burns the Treewiz also known as wiz, Anniversary and Wedding gift idea, woodworking

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Original Ooak Wood Carving of a Bear Sleeping under a Pine Tree that would make a wonderful Wood Anniversary or Wedding Gift carved out of one piece of wood. I'm calling it "Bearly Sleepin' ". Bear is having a delightful snooze after a busy morning of exploring and snacking. The setting is a wonderful ravine with a large tree dominating the scene. I love these bear scenes. It's like something is going on that I want to be a part of. There is some really kool bark in the lower right side that really sets off the smooth portion of the frame. I personally love the ones that have some of the edge showing and try to design it in when ever possible.

"Bearly Sleepin' " measures 11" tall x 12 1/4" wide and 1 1/8" thick.

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.

It's carved out of Big Leaf Maple Burl. It's really a burly piece with lots of figure to the grain. The grain is truly mesmerizing. A burl is usually caused by a trees reaction to an aggro-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.

I am a self taught carver. I love evolving and observing the changes that go on with my work many times mimicking my own changes.


Wood Carving Bear Tree Scene on Etsy by Gary Burns the Treewiz also known as wiz, Anniversary and Wedding gift idea, woodworking


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