Bison

I’m calling it. This piece is finished. After going in a couple of different directions, I finally settled on a monotone look for the carved area. I then used rusty hardware to hang it from an “aged” walnut beam I made for it.
“Bison” is for sale, I will entertain offers.

Media; Maple slab, carved and painted in artist’s oils. Approximately 72 inches wide, 30 inches tall.

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A Passion for portals

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A front door should make a statement and I don’t care what kind of statement as long as it isn’t boring. For me, at my house, I wanted to showcase my love of carving animals. I have always enjoyed carving horses, and since I am from “Horse Town USA” (also known as Norco, California), this Clydesdale was the perfect choice for our front door. I designed, built, and carved this one-of-a-kind American cherry door. I can create a special door for you as well.

Price will be quoted based on scope of project, complexity of design, type of material, and expected level of carving difficulty. I can work with you on a door design using your inspiration, or mine.

matt.potter.carves@gmail.com

Walruses

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This piece is from about five years ago. After seeing some of these awesome beasts in a wildlife documentary, I was intrigued by of all things, their wrinkles. I wondered how to translate them into a relief carving. So I tried and this is the result.

Medium; Carved wood (repurposed wood, possibly ash). Approx. 20″ long, 8″ high, and 1″ thick.

$225.00.

Contact me to purchase and for shipping quotes to outside of So. Calif. (Free delivery in So. Calif.).

Matt.Potter.Carves@gmail.com

On The Rocks

This piece is from several years ago that was inspired by a cougar siting I had in the hills near my home. The siting was only one cat, but sometimes I tend to exaggerate a little.

Medium: Wood carving in solid pine, then covered in artist’s oils. Approx. 20″ inches X 10″ X 8″ thick.

$375 plus shipping.

Contact me to purchase and for shipping quotes to outside of So. Calif. (Free delivery in So. Calif.).

Matt.Potter.Carves@gmail.com

 

Neverending Story

This Bison project seems to have become a never ending story. Of course, I do keep putting it aside to work on other things. I really need to finish this as it is taking up a lot of room. When finished, it will hang from a hand hewn beam on the wall, but for now it occupies a six foot long swath of valuable studio/shop space.

I decided that in addition to carving this scene in relief, I would revisit an old passion of mine, oil painting, and paint over the carving. You can see part of that process here. Before I am finished, I think I will white out the painting a bit to give the appearance seeing the bison through a mist or fog.

 

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