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Another Heart

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I believe my latest heart sculpture from a section of one of our pine trees has reached completion, at least as far as I’m feeling moved to take it.

The wood color has a lot of grey to it. More than I expected. The top view shows the star pattern radiating from the center.

There is another view of that center down toward the point at the opposite end of the heart.

I intentionally aimed to avoid having the exact tip be aligned with the center, partially hoping it might reveal a more interesting wood grain. The result did not “wow” me as much as I hoped it could.

One primary feature of the sculpture that the photo is not able to adequately convey is the tactile pleasure of feeling the hefty weight and glossy smoothness of the contoured shape. In the case of this piece made of pine, that feature is more rewarding than the visual of the colors, grain patterns, and knots.

The end result of having created this heart out of pine is that I now have a strong desire to return to a chunk of ash wood for my next sculpting project.

Also, I was very interested in working on a piece where I finish the whole thing without leaving a portion natural. Having done that, I find I have a strong urge to consider a return to my old ways. That is something I can decide when I settle on the piece of wood and a potential shape that will become the result of my next inspiration.





Written by johnwhays

March 23, 2021 at 6:00 am

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  1. I love that you let the wood reveal itself to you. Beautiful!


    March 23, 2021 at 8:25 am

  2. Beautiful

    George Walker

    March 23, 2021 at 6:28 am

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