Saturday, June 30, 2012

Robyn Gordon ~ Wood Carvings and Mixed Media

Robyn Gordon is an artist living in KwatZulu Natal, South Africa. I love the subtle tones and textures in these works. They have a quiet elegance that seems to transport me to the land where she lives. Each time I look at them I see some new detail. You can view more of Robyn's artworks on her  Her blog: is really inspiring too!

Tribal Story Door
Medium: wood carving
Materials: wood, found objects, rusty metal
Dimensions: 140cm x 65cm

Carved Bust
Carved for The Pulse of Mixed Media by Seth Apter
Medium: Wood carving
Materials: wood, found objects, beadwork
Dimensions: 140cm x 18cm

Totem: Running on Empty
Niche Carving
Medium: wood carving
Materials: wood and found objects
Dimensions: 70cm x 74cm

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Butterfly Girl

Butterfly Girl

Butterfly Girl is carved from found aspen branches that I collected in the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. Her base is made with vintage crates and yardsticks. She holds a carved flower in one hand and a butterfly creature in the other. The butterfly creature's wings are made from an antique litho tin toy. The surface of the piece is delicately painted with acrylic and finished with wax.
Size: 20" x 10" x 8"
Butterfly Girl

Friday, June 8, 2012

Some Assembly Required...

After I peeled the bark and cut up the log that I showed in the last post I became a woodshop astronaut. My daily uniform: Face shield, dust mask, earphones, gloves... and lots of sawdust. Sooo much sawdust! It ain't pretty. Now on to finish sanding and then putting everything together. Soon I can get out of my space suit for awhile!