This wood carving is called, “Constant Struggle.” It is a OOAK Sculpture hand carved in Spalted Big Leaf Maple Burl. This piece is a handmade woodworking carved by me, Josh Carte, here in Ohio. This fine art wood sculpture makes a great Wood Gift for Him or Her.
"Constant Struggle" 12" tall, 11" wide, 1 1/4" thick
I created this carving from a piece of Spalted, Big Leaf Maple Burl. Spalting is an early part of the decaying process of wood. The spalting is caused by a fungus, and gives the wood a unique look. Burl wood is formed when a tree undergoes some form of stress, usually an agrobacteria. This carving also displays spots of birdseye and curly maple. This is a very unique and original piece. I came back to this carving several different times before it was completed. Several hours were spent on sanding alone. I carved "Constant Struggle" from a single piece of wood, entirely by hand. I finished this carving with three coats of spray lacquer.
This carving is made to hang on a wall. I attached a hanger on the back for easy installation. I also signed and dated the back.
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Yes, I sometimes take custom orders :) Contact me and we can discuss the specifics.
I really enjoy creating themed walking sticks such as Odin, Thor, Baron Samedi or many, many other possibilities. If you'd like a stick with bears, owls, or whatever else you might have in mind, just shoot me a message and we can discuss it.
I am also happy to make custom chainsaw carvings of about any animal or object you'd like.
I know that, as a customer, you expect a certain level of control over the custom process and I, as an artist, expect a certain level of freedom. When we are able to meet in the middle, beautiful things can happen :)
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My carvings can be cleaned using many different methods. A feather duster works nicely. Compressed air (duster or air compressor) also works well. If on a porch or indoors, my carvings will never need a new coat of sealer. Chainsaw carvings that are outdoors will need a fresh coat of sealer each year.