I have shown you a woodcarving before in this post. That sculpture, still standing in the Convention Centre until a summit later in the year, comes from the same tree that provided the wood for the sculpture below, which was the first sculpture carved out of the wood. The work was done by David Fels, incorporating the wood from the dead Brighton Oak. You can check out the original look of the tree at this link, and Fels himself talks about the process of carving that second sculpture from the earlier post at this link. The sculpture itself stands in the River Building at Carleton University.
That is quite a sculpture...now heading to the link you provided.ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous but then I'm a sucker for wood.ReplyDelete
A wonderful sculpture... massive and delicate looking at the same time.ReplyDelete
very nice sculpture !ReplyDelete
Imaginative piece, which I like. (What I heard of the 1,000 year long piece of music I mentioned yesterday suggested it's an ambient piece William, almost like listening to nature- wonderful stuff).ReplyDelete
I especially enjoy when "dead wood" is brought back to life in this way.ReplyDelete
oh that is great!ReplyDelete
Amazing, really. I find it fascinating how carvers can cut so many shapes and curves into one piece of wood.ReplyDelete
An especially interesting post. The carver is extra-ordinarily talented. I love wood, so this, in my opinion is spectacular!ReplyDelete
And your comment about "well-regulated" was right on!
Linda: I do like it.ReplyDelete
Ciel: you're not the only one.
Stuart: quite a contradiction!
Babzy: I think so!
Chrissy: ah that explains it.
Revrunner: I lived a couple of blocks from the tree, so I remember it well!
EG: it is a lot of work!
Lowell: I wonder if there is more wood to work with.
The angle of your first shot made me think it was some funky shoe.ReplyDelete
I really love how he showed off the texture of the wood!
Quite the carving!ReplyDelete
That is fabulous!ReplyDelete
What a very interesting link William, really enjoyed the story of the oak tree. Nice to know these wonderful sculptures are a legacy to its memory.ReplyDelete
What an interesting way to keep the tree "alive."ReplyDelete
An amazing and very creative sculpture. The craftsmanship of the author is simply amazing and I liked the story of the tree. My compliments to David Fels!ReplyDelete
quite amazing that they can sculpt out of old treesReplyDelete
Beautiful use of the wood. Wood is so beautiful. MBReplyDelete
Could there be a more fitting memorial of a stately tree than these sculptures? Beautiful.ReplyDelete
@Hilda: oh, yes, I can definitely see that in the first shot.ReplyDelete
@Furry Gnome: he's done great work with both sculptures.
@Jane and Chris: it's beyond my talents!
@Grace: it's far better than to just carve the tree up for firewood.
@Norma: it certainly is.
@VP: I'm sure he's gotten plenty of compliments for his work!
@Gerald: it certainly is.
@MB: I think so too.
@Merisi: most definitely.
What an amazing wooden sculpture, I don't think I've seen such a sculpture before.ReplyDelete
Wow, that is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Lovely flowing piecesReplyDelete
An admirable way to use a dead tree!ReplyDelete
It's amazing what he did with that old tree! It's a beautiful sculpture.ReplyDelete
Wood is a perfect material. I like wooden sculptures.ReplyDelete
The tree lives on!ReplyDelete
A beautiful way to keep the tree alive.ReplyDelete
Brilliant! So many old dead and dying trees become firewood. This sculptor makes them into something precious with real respect for the time and beauty of wood. The sculptures are amazing. It's clear he has reverence for the material he's working with.ReplyDelete
Wood is not dead. This artist just gave it a different life of motion.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful and a wonderful way for the old tree to live on and provide enjoyment for so many.ReplyDelete
@Jan: he did such extraordinary work with it.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: that seems to be the consensus.
@Mo: quite so!
@Cheryl: yes it is.
@Halcyon: I've thought so since I first saw it.
@Inna: so do I.
@RedPat: and it remains accessible to the public this way.
@Bibi: that's true.
@Kay: that comes across in his work.
@Mari: very well said.
@Lois: it's very visually appealing, and it carries on in such a good way.
What a unique sculpture. I like it.ReplyDelete
It's a striking sculpture. And thanks for the good links.ReplyDelete
Both pieces are beautiful. That tree was amazing. Too bad it was damaged, but the final result us pretty nice too.ReplyDelete
Nice to see that the oak was re-purposed and can be enjoyed by so many now as a piece of art.ReplyDelete
I love any of the sculptures I see carved out of wood. It is magnificent!ReplyDelete
Beautiful scupture, I like it !ReplyDelete
@Petrea: you're welcome.
@Barbara: it was quite a tree in its time. Making use of it in this fashion has been worthwhile.
@Beatrice: it's such a good piece of art.
@Denise: I've always enjoyed it.
@Karl: so do I.