A fairy commissioned in central Iowa. We decided to have a bunny looking up at the (woodland) Fairy, who is holding a small bird in her hands. There is also a toadstool at the base, and on the other side is a morel mushroom and a butterfly.
This is a bench I was commissioned to carve for Basin Park in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This "park" is not what most of us think of, it is more of a "plaza" in downtown Eureka Springs. It is virtually cut into the side of a mountain, where the next tier up features a stage, and this park is commonly used by street performers and for many community activities.A large sycamore tree, in this park, was dying and had to be taken down.It was large enough and close enough to the street, that the street had to be closed during the process. I got introduced to Eureka Springs througha chainsaw carving event they host each April. Community leaders were progressive enough to see that most of the wood was used for that event.A couple of sections of the sycamore were set aside to make the bench.
I'm usually too busy with orders to carve something of my choosing, but awhile back I had an itch to carve "Mike" from Monsters Inc. For the carving to have structural strength I couldn't be very accurate my having
his arms and legs as thin as the real character. But he's one of my favorite characters and it was fun to do this. He eventually was placed and sold at a shop in NW Arkansas.
A Notre Dame leprechaun commissioned for a "die hard" fan. I normally don't paint carvings, however I believe caricatures and logos generally look better with color. He's about 28 inches tall (not including the base).