I love carved wood....intricate artisan pieces that tell a story...no resin reproductions please!
Nothing compares to the time worn patina on carved wood...
Artist Patrick Gracewood understands the nature of wood, how to use it's graining and shape to it's best advantage.
Root carvings have their own uniqueness...they must evolve from the shape of the roots.
The design must flow in harmony with the shape of the gnarled roots.
Accepting the roots and using them as part of the design.
A good artist will see the finished design in the shape of the roots before it is begun.
They will work with the roots, creating a harmonious sculpture
arts.cultural-china.comUsing the growth of the roots to tell a new story....
Exposing the beauty that was inside all the time!