AspenSpirit

Elegant rustic

Bailey, Colorado · 91 Sales

AspenSpirit

Elegant rustic

Bailey, Colorado 91 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   A gallery of elegant rustic home accents influenced by the aspen trees of Colorado. Each piece is an original style, and handcrafted by myself. The wood is hand picked using only standing dead specimens rich in color, and integrity.


Enjoy, and Thank you for the visit.

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2017

A gallery of elegant rustic home accents influenced by the aspen trees of Colorado. Each piece is an original style, and handcrafted by myself. The wood is hand picked using only standing dead specimens rich in color, and integrity.


Enjoy, and Thank you for the visit.

Mike Shaft

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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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