It was a real pleasure to be commissioned to produce a new carving to go in the home of my client on their new kitchen roof beam. The wood sculpture was commissioned to capture the essence of the four family dogs, and was to be immortalised in pride of place on their new kitchen roof truss.
I started by drawing the dogs, thinking of the proportions required for the roof beam, whilst capturing the individual essence of each dog.
I used Cedar of Lebanon wood to match that used in the construction of the roof truss in the new kitchen, so when attached it would more or less blend in (no two pieces of wood are the same of course!)
Cedar of Lebanon proved to be a very difficult wood to use! To achieve the sort of detail required was almost impossible (but I hope you will agree that the final outcome was really good!) The wood was 'friable' so snaps easily and was a bit like carving toast!
Hopefully you will agree that the end result looks great! My clients certainly agree. Here it is fully installed in the kitchen in the Homer household.