Carving stumps, sticks and logs with just about any tool that gets in my way.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
My First Octopus!
Cephalopods aren't at all common here in the desert but I carved one just the same. This octopus is carved from seasoned Sycamore and stands a full 36 inches tall. Shadows were burned in and his angry color comes from a coat of "Australian Timber Oil, Mahogany Flame."
There's a certain amount of stress involved with carving such an unusual creature. Each time I counted the legs, I wondered if I had lost track or counted one twice. No one wants a septopus!