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Wood Carving

Wood carving is a way of creating sculpture. Using tools, an artist removes portions of the natural wood to produce a finished form.

Lorrie Goulet and me at MoMA screening
Lorrie Goulet and I pose at the Museum of Modern Art screening of the "Spirit into Stone" documentary in 2019.
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Stars and galaxies in outer space
I wonder what it will be like to carve in the earth made new, as described in Revelation 21. In this post I ruminate on what might be in the future.
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Black walnut sculpture left profile
A suggestion from the Internet helped me to achieve a beautiful natural sheen on my newest sculpture, "Enfold", in black walnut wood.
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Three Gouge Chisels
I don't use sandpaper on my sculptures. Instead, I finish the surfaces using a variety of chisels. Watch this video for a behind-the-scenes peek.
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The Compleat Sculptor
The Compleat Sculptor is where I began my stone carving journey in 1999. They've got everything for sculptors, including a quarry's worth of stones!
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Black Walnut in Vise
I'm using a vise to hold my black walnut wood piece as I carve a place that's hard to reach. A good vise is like another set of hands!
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Photographer shooting sculptures
I had a great time with my photographer as he shot my two newest sculptures. At the end of the shoot, he excitedly grabbed some "informal" shots.
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Pack-up at Lorrie's
Sculptor Lorrie Goulet is sending eleven sculptures from her New York City studio to the Polk Museum in Florida for her retrospective exhibition.
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Pine Wood End Grain
When I first saw it, I was impressed by the strong grain patterns of this southern yellow pine lumber. So I turned it into a sculpture (of course)!
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C C Griffin Carving Black Walnut Piece
I'm in the studio examining a black walnut log. It's total stream-of-consciousness as I think out loud about what I plan to do.
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