Friday, January 29, 2016

Touch the Stars

I think this is another example of my best work.  Maybe that cataract operation paid off after all.  Whatever, I really like this one.  As I've mentioned before, I've been trying to be a little more realistic with some of my pieces.  The treatment of the eyes on this one accomplished that nicely.    I decided to keep the facial decoration to a minimum and the two white lines were just enough to give a fierce appearance while not obscuring the subjects features.

The shield design is partially from one I found while researching on the web but I modified it quite a bit from the original.  Instead of domed tacks, this time I use some very small brass bells.  Such things were actual trade items Native Americans sought for decoration.  

There are more photos in the Gallery and I will look forward to your comments as I always do.


  1. I agree with you,I think he's one of your best carvings.I don't thimk it had anything to do with your cataract operation,your just moving ahead in your style(more realistic).Absolutely great,thats somes it up.thanks for sharing him with us.

  2. you really see what your saying when go back and watch old video nice

  3. Another wonderful piece of art. You style and pieces inspired me to take up carving. Thank you for all your videos and stills that help immensely in learning.