The origins of wood sculpting
are lost in the mists of time. It's easy to imagine an early artist peeling layers
from a piece of wood that resembled a human or animal, but unlike metals and stone
that may last for eons, wood is vulnerable to the power of nature.
out the artist in young children and senior citizens. Picking up attractive pieces
of driftwood or a branch found on the forest floor during a quiet hike are often
the introduction to the allure of wood.
Working in wood can be as simple as sitting on the porch with a pen knife, whittling odd pieces or as complex
as sculpting in a cavernous studio with traditional woodcarving tools or out back with a chainsaw!
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