Saturday, November 22, 2014


It's been awhile since I've shown you this sculpture at Carleton University. Sailing Through Time is carved from oak by David Fels, and occupies a rather nice spot on campus. This is another angle on the work.

Fans of Shakespeare might want to check my writer's blog today- there's a film review over there for one of the Bard's comedies.


  1. Oak! What skill!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Yes, she is seen, is full of philosophy.


  3. Huge sculpture ! It seems very "soft to the touch"

  4. Beautiful! I can see the pennant, the sails and the sea.

  5. This is so beautiful! I like the theme, sailing through time.
    I wish I sail through time smoothly, but I often struggle with time. That's life, though :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Love those beautiful wood sculptures! There's one at UofG that I bet is the same artist.

  7. @Cloudia: skills that I don't have!

    @Tomas: quite so!

    @Anna: it is a massive piece of work.

    @Revrunner: the artist did great work with it.

    @Luis: I certainly thought so.

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Tex: definitely!

    @Furry Gnome: I'll have to track it down next time I'm in Guelph. I meant to photograph that gryphon that's out there.

  8. I love wood and I love the flow of this graceful as if, indeed, it is sailing through time.

  9. Beautiful!
    All from one piece? Or is this pieced together?

  10. It gives us the idea of the flowing of the time...

  11. I would be tempted to touch it just to feel the smoothness of the wood.

  12. @Jackie: Fels did good work with this one.

    @Lowell: I should have photographed him at work. He carved two sculptures out of the wood, and both were done on campus.

    @Birdman: all from one piece. The old oak tree was massive. The link above to the previous post will take you to a link to a post for the other sculpture carved from that tree.

    @VP: it certainly does.

    @Judy: I've touched it, carefully!

  13. Someone really put a lot of work into this!

  14. It is a beautiful work of art. How I would have loved to see this take form at the sculptor's hands.

  15. A magnificent work of art and woodworking.

  16. danke für die bilder und inspirationen, ein schönes wochenende wünscht angie

  17. Looks like waves on the ocean....

  18. @Cheryl: definitely!

    @Sharon: the carver did wonders with it.

    @Denise: I think between this and the other sculpture he did with it, he used up the bulk of the trunk.

    @Stuart: I thought so!

    @Angie: danke!

    @Marleen: I thought so!

    @Jan: indeed.

    @Ciel: the carver worked wonders with the material.

    @Norma: it does.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you!

  19. He does beautiful work. If I recall correctly he salvages from huge old trees. Noble work.

  20. Beautiful woodwork. It can resemble a sailing craft.

  21. Oak! I thought it was metal. Very nice piece of art.

  22. Interesting. I'll bet the wood textures are neat to study.

  23. I am amazed. I haven't been into Carleton much. My youngest son attended, he works at Statcan (BA in Humanities), and my SIL attended, he's doing software encryption work with his company. They never told me there were sculptures like this!

  24. @Kay: he's quite a sculptor.

    @Mari: it does!

    @Randy: I think so.

    @Jack: I agree.

    @Linda: they are.

    @Jen: definitely.

    @Jennifer: they were relatively new. The tree this was taken from was brought down after dying some years ago.