Thursday, December 13, 2007

Favorite Tree Carving

Perhaps it's the influence of The Christmas Carol, but I have always associated this figure, which was carved from a tree, with the holidays. I've posted it from a slightly different angle previously, but it deserves another appearance, don't you think?!

32 comments:

  1. Yes it deserves a new showing. I am surprised as it looks to be out of doors in the weather. It is worthy of an indoor location. It is really nice Kate. I am fascinated as tree trunks and logs almost always split and this appears to have not.

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  2. Yes I agree. I love the solidness - or is the word solidity? - of this. You can almost see the sculptor doing the work. Nice.

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  3. Hi Kate,
    Thanks for stopping by West Sacramento.

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  4. It really is a remarkable piece of work.

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  5. superbe le travail fait par l'artiste. En effet cette statue mérite d'être vue sur plusieurs angles.

    Superb work by the artist. Indeed, this statue deserves to be seen on several angles.

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  6. Yes, I agree too. The rich wood color and the detailed carving make a lovely Christmas Carol picture.

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  7. the depth of the detail, the pipe and the cane just stand out so much in this one.

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  8. "Too much" to read and see when you have been "off" for a week and when bloggers like you have been so active!

    Yes, I agree, the "tree carver" is a fantastic artist!

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  9. Kate -
    I'll bet no one expected chain saws to lead to such an art form. There are so many great examples of this art in St. Paul, it's a nice replacement for a tree.

    Is he smoking a pipe?

    - Mitch, Daily Minneapolis Photographer

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  10. But who does he remind us of? Is it Scrooge? I don't think he smoked a pipe...Bob Cratchit probably could not afford tobacco...I vote for Fezziwig - he was a bon vivant ;-)

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  11. Wow. it is indeed a remarkable work.

    I seldom see tree carvings, so this is really nice ;-)

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  12. Thanks for bringing it back. I missed it the first time.
    --steve buser
    New Orleans Daily Photo

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  13. I am always amazed at what people can create. I have seen the small tree carving, but nothing this big. Neat.

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  14. I think there is stain on this statue/carving, giving it that cared for look. Whoever wielded that chain saw was a master at the craft/art.

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  15. This kind of work is a hard one, it looks really well done. Greetings from MC.

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  16. What talent to carve something like that out of a tree! I've only seen bears and totem poles carved out of wood.

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  17. Yes, I'm happy to see him again! I noticed what you've written on my blog (thank you for visiting it!) about post cards. I'll be pleased to know your "real" address if you want one from Brittany...

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  18. great craftsmanship. great picutre.

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  19. Great carving, and great shot! Yes, he does seem to be of-the-Holidays.

    Mari-Nanci

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  20. Wow, what a great piece of art and what craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  21. Kate, I captured a couple of scenes that are good daily photo shots, but alas I am no longer doing the DP thing. You can see them at my other blog, giraffedreams. Just thought you'd like to see a couple of St. Paul shots I captured this week.

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  22. Yes, there is a touch of Dickens in him, but somehow he doesn't look like Scrooge to me.

    I am sure he was as pleasant as you and the carver has made him.

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  23. This man seems so living we can say "il n'est pas de bois" ( he was not made out of wood, ).

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  24. Kate what a fantastic photo! Love it. Looks quite heavy and just a wonderful sculpture.

    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photos
    Pat's Pics
    Photography Cafe

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  25. I still like the carved bears at the library the best. The top hat definitely makes this feel like the holiday season.

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  26. That's a really neat sculpture Kate... but what is he chewing on? Did I miss something? :D

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  27. wow! That is impressive!

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  28. St. Paul Carver9:49 AM

    The carvers name is Dennis Roghair and he is an awesome sculptor and a great guy. You can visit him in Hinckley, MN at his shop. Google his name or Kettle River Carving Co.

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  29. Kate, that's a wonderful carving. Just superb!

    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photo, Pat's Photo-a-Day

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  30. That is a serious talent. I wish I could do that. It is beautifully done.
    Jean | Edentree Pros

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