AspenSpirit

Elegant rustic

Colorado, United States · 75 Sales

AspenSpirit

Elegant rustic

Colorado, United States 75 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   A gallery of elegant rustic accents for you home decor influenced by the aspen of Colorado.
Free shipping to the Denver front range area.

Enjoy, and Thank you for the visit.

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Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

A gallery of elegant rustic accents for you home decor influenced by the aspen of Colorado.
Free shipping to the Denver front range area.

Enjoy, and Thank you for the visit.

Mike Shaft

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Mike Shaft

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5 out of 5 stars
(27)
Julie Gines

Julie Gines on Jun 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This shelf is gorgeous! It is beautifully made with exceptional attention to detail. The shelf, just by itself, is a definite conversation piece. I plan on ordering more.

Maggie Watts

Maggie Watts on Jan 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I still think the price is steep but this was a really great gift for my aunt and uncle! It fits their style, it's totally unique, and it is great quality. Arrived before Christmas so I was happy. Love it!

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About

A gallery of modern rustic accents for you home decor influenced by the Colorado rocky mountains, and their beloved trees, the aspen.

Living in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, and enjoying 4 months off a year allows me to seek outdoor hobbies to pass the long winters. After walking in the woods for several years with the dogs I started to take notice of a twisted growth aspen grove on my property. it gave me ideas on how to bring some of grove's standing dead wood back to life, which sparked my art which you see here in what is called "AspenSpirit".


I have been heavily influenced by all the rustic artists before me who most likely did not have the wood tools I have today. You could say my style is rather simple where as the tree, limb shapes, and their live edge battlescars of life are the soul of each piece.

I do very little carving or boring to fit my wood sculpture together. Thanks to nature my standing dead aspen specimens are already shaped , and so my clever eye only has to trim, polish, assemble, balance,and design a stunning piece of elegant rustic art.

My experience with hunting wood has taught me to choose, and only use the the sturdiest standing dead specimens, allowing me to create a piece of art that will stand the test of time. I harvest my wood from Park County at elevations at 9000'.

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Last updated on May 1, 2011

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