Sunday, November 23, 2014


After yesterday's post, I looked for the other sculpture David Fels carved out of the Brighton Oak among my shots. This is an unpublished look at the carving; the name of the sculpture is Inclusivity. It stood for several months in the Ottawa Convention Centre in the leadup to a summit on accessibility for the disabled that was held here earlier in the year. It was to be set in a permanent location at Carleton University, where he carved this work and yesterday's sculpture; I somehow suspect that if it's already on campus, it's in one of the buildings I never go into. 


  1. Thanks for showing more

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  2. Looks a complex piece of work. Nice.

  3. Well done, but I can't see the connection between the name and the result.

  4. David Fels makes wonderful sculptures. It must be very hard word to cut this kind of special shapes out of a tree.

  5. i always wonder how they come up with the name for their art pieces? does it just pop into their mind or ? ( :

  6. I always wonder what they are....

  7. Another beautiful piece by this talented artist.

  8. This is also very sleek and beautiful. It would be fun to hear the artist explain how he did it and how it expresses Inclusivity. I'll bet you'll run into it at some point on campus!

  9. i love the reaching this piece evokes.

  10. The last two sculptures you've shown have been absolutely stunning. You don't often see something large in wood especially oak. These too are very expressive and I'll bet you looked at them for a long time.

  11. @Cloudia: you're welcome.

    @Peter: it's certainly way beyond my skills!

    @Stuart: he did well with it.

    @Jen: I certainly do think so.

    @Marianne: it's certainly more abstract in its look.

    @Revrunner: it's an unusual theme.

    @Jan: the work takes a long time.

    @Beth: I imagine they have to think about it for awhile, come up with drawing plans, that sort of thing.

    @Norma: abstract or not, this is art.

    @Sharon: he did good work on it.

    @Lowell: sooner or later!

    @Tex: thanks!

    @VP: thank you.

    @Red: oh, yes!

  12. Another beautiful art! It looks more abstract compared to yesterday's piece, in both theme and shape. I wonder what message the artist is trying to convey.

  13. Both sculptures by David Fels are brilliant William.. I love sculptures using oak, wood is such a wonderful medium to use.

  14. I so laud the talent of these artisans. Nice capture.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  15. @Judy: thanks!

    @Marleen: I certainly did think so.

    @Tamago: it's certainly a good deal more abstract.

    @Grace: he must have been quite patient.

    @Ciel: thanks!

    @RedPat: that appears to be the consensus.

    @Anna: thanks!

    @Jennifer: thank you.

  16. Both sculptures are quite nice, William! Thank you so much for sharing them.

  17. Such beautiful wood, I feel I want to stroke this piece

  18. The honey-colored oak like this is my favorite wood. Lovely!

  19. It looks as if part of an original branch may have been left untouched. It's a nice reminder of its original life. He's such a talented sculptor. I hope you can find its home on campus. I'd bet it's not a secret.

  20. I have always loved wood, from the trees to the driftwood on the shore, to these beautifully carved pieces that an artist's hands have created. This one it looks wonderful William.

  21. @Linda: you're most welcome.

    @Mo: the work definitely has that effect.

    @Cheryl: the finishing was nicely done.

    @Kay: it does look like that. I think I'll see when I head for home if it's where I think it is.

    @Denise: my mother really loved driftwood.

    @Gerald: thanks!

  22. It makes me wonder how big the tree was.

  23. Looks a little like a kangaroo. Maybe it should be called Skippy :)

  24. All looks lke a waste of good wood there

  25. I like the curved lines, graceful to my eyes.

  26. @Mari: I do too.

    @Janis: it does!

    @Randy: it was a massive tree. I remember it well.

    @Debs: I can see that!

    @Bill: unfortunately the tree was at its end.

    @EG: I quite agree.