In this challenge I’m presenting two of my own wood carvings. The Blue Teal Duck was my first major work. I loved the effect of the burned-in texture on the natural wood and decided not to paint it to make it look like a Blue Teal. Still love it!
Top photo is low color/sepia – below is black & white.
The second woodcarving is of a Haida Ceremonial Bowl. For many years I’ve studied Northwest Native American art, with a focus on the Salish nations from northwest Washington (USA) into British Columbia (Canada).
At one end is the whale motif, on the other is eagle – both are significant characters in Salish life and lore.