Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Owl Thingie For Mom
When I was home visiting my folks a few weeks ago, I noticed that mom had 3 of my carvings on or around her fireplace mantle. I had not photographed any of these before I gave them to her so I stepped out in the yard with each and got my shots.
This piece started off as a 2 x 2 inch mahogany table leg. I had built a simple microwave stand when we were first married and then recycled the wood when we got something better.
The top owl is fixed in place, while the owl in the center is free to rattle around, but not come out. It's really not that hard to carve something loose in a cage from a solid piece of wood. Kind of a ship in the bottle effect, but it just takes a little planning and patience.
Mom loves owls so she loved this piece...
...even though none of us know what it is, or what to call it.
Posted by R.Powers at 9:41 AM