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Citizens of Gigglesville

Lately I resurrected the carving hobby because I ran out of canvases to paint. Although I enjoy painting, in truth, I find the sweeping motion of the palette knife across a two feet canvas to be quite an arduous task. 134 more words


Carving the face of Our Lady: the Mother of Fair Love

The Christian custom of honoring the Virgin Mary during the month of May is well-known, but few know why this month was chosen to honor the Mother of God. 364 more words

The Lion of Lucerne

This monument is a rock relief carved into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry, and features a dying lion. Sculpted during the early part of the 19th century, the purpose of the Lion of Lucerne was to commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives in 1792 during the French Revolution.   13 more words



I’ve always felt a deep connection with wood as an artistic medium and to the forests. You can see it in my photography (which I need to post more often) and the objects around our home. 82 more words


Happy guardians

Tōkasan Jōmyō Zenji, Kamakura, Japan [稲荷山浄妙寺, 鎌倉市]


The Infant of the Sword

“I suppose every one must have reflected how primeval and how poetical are the things that one carries in one’s pocket; the pocket-knife, for instance, the type of all human tools, the infant of the sword.

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In-Sight: Leah Jensen

Combining various materials including porcelain and wood, and using a complex carving technique to achieve a distinctive aesthetic, Leah Jensen is one of the UK’s most exciting emerging ceramicists. 1,511 more words