Saturday, April 30, 2011

Art Sunday Wood

I was looking for some unique pieces of art, and I found some really awesome wood carvings.
You will need to blow up the images in the gallery to really appreciate the detail Darwin Dower

This one is called Takin a Break
On the old time cattle drives, the camp "Cookie" was sometimes an aging cowboy hired for his ability to drive a wagon more than his cooking skills. He was in charge of the wagon, and everything related to it. The camp depended greatly on him, especially his ability to brew a good pot of coffee.

Cowboy coffee and a good book (for those cowhands who knew how to read some) has been a staple of the old west since those days of the long cattle drives.

"Takin' a Break" is a depiction of a cowboy taking a break from long, hard hours in the saddle. It is sculpted entirely from Tupelo wood, then meticulously painted with artists' oil to capture the wear and tear of long days on the trail.
Here is an artist making art with a chainsaw
And I found this list of fine wood artists

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