Lions and Tigers and Dragons, oh my! All manner of creatures, from furry to feathered, scaled to smooth – fact, fiction and fantasy. There may be some pets in the mix, as they are fauna as well – if you wish to see only a selection of pet portraits, please direct your attention to that gallery.
Creature art to me is fascinating in its variety. There will be a number of styles below – cute simple owls and foxes, complex insects, stylized birds and dragons, and waaaay down at the bottom the wedding favors that started this whole woodworking endeavor.
Lion (forgot to snag finished photo!) 2019. Bocote, Chakta Viga, Canary, Osage Orangewood, Ebony, Birch, Yellowheart, Wenge, Tigerwood, Bloodwood, Cocobolo, Teak.
Seahorse Dragon, 2019. Yellowheart, Osage Orangewood, Ash, Mahogany, Pernumbuco, Bloodwood, Camatillo, Abalone, Ebony, Birch
Mule Deer & Prairie Rose, 2019. Holly, Maple, Hickory, Butternut, Cherry, Iroke, Bubinga, Black Walnut, Poplar, Cedar, Yellowheart, Box Elder
Wolf, v2 color, 2019. mahogany, spalted maple, walnut, hickory, black walnut, goncalo alves, marblewood, olivewood, bocote, ebony, ipe, chestnut, yellowheart.
Bison bust 2019. Ebony, Sapele, Ipe, Teak, Acacia, Wenge, Walnut, Bocote, Blue Mahoe, Thuya burl, Black Walnut.
“…Is Another Dragon’s Treasure” 2018. Reclaimed oak, acacia, ipe, osage. New yellowheart, chechen, chakta viga, birch. Gold-tone chain with wire-wrapped metal-dusted quartz. Done for an exhibit showcasing Recycled Art.
Friend In The Dark 2018. Birch, Beech, Zebra, Walnut, Padauk, Bloodwood, Red Zebra, Yellowheart, Canary, Aspen, Maple, Ipe, Chechen, Chakta Viga, Eucalyptus, Lacewood, Cedar, Wenge, etc. Done for a collaboration between Northern Plains Dance, and the Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative. Text reads “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – by Hellen Keller.
2017 Laughing Sun Logo, gift for 5th anniversary. Aspen, Wenge, Yellowheart, Redheart, Osage Orange.
Give-A-Hoot 2017. Yellowheart, Chakta viga, Birch, Ebony, Zebrawood
Bison 2017. Bocote, Walnut, Ebony, Mahogany
Mammoth 2017. Bocote, Birch, Mahogany.
Stonefly Larva intarsia, 2017. Blue pine, alder, beech, walnut, wedge, black palm, yellow heart, canary, ebony.
“Give A Hoot” owl intarsia 2017. Maple, Acacia, Cocobolo, Butternut, Mahogany, Chechen, Sindora Burl, Walnut, Eucalyptus, Yellowheart, Ebony
“Give A Hoot” owl intarsia 2017. 2.5 x 3″ – Mahogany, Ash, Goncalo Alves, Mango, Thuya Burl, Lyptus, Yellowheart, and Ebony.
Bamboo Shark, 2017, 22″ long. Leopardwood, Lacewood, Aspen, Cherry, Walnut.
Caribou loom counter, 2017. 4″ – Birch burl, Thuya burl, Walnut, Poplar. A brass peg is used in the holes to keep count while working on a loom. 4-point pip system.
2016 and earlier:
Western Wood Whelp intarsia – mix & match woods. Aspen, Ebony, Spalted Maple, Teak, Jatoba, Cocobolo. 2016.
Eastern Wood Whelp intarsia – mix & match woods. Aspen, Ebony, Chechen, Mahogany, Alder, Sindora Burl. 2016.
Spaniel Pet Memorial. 2016. Ebony, Wenge, Black Limba, Aspen, Birch, Blue Pine, Chechen.
Velociraptor intarsia, 2016. 10.5″ x 6.5″, 58 pieces. Aspen, Maple, Cherry, Jatoba.
Barn Owl intarsia, 2016. 7.5″ x 9.5″ 76 pieces. Aspen, Birch, Alder, Spalted Maple, Zebrawood, Olivewod, Chakta Viga, Orangewood, Black Limba, Ebony, Canarywood, Mahogany
Crux Terminatus 2016 8×8″ 100+ pieces Aspen, Black Limba, Spalted Maple, Canary, Orangewood, Cocobolo, Goncalo Alves, Wenge, Blue Pine, Teak, Chakta Viga, etc.
Grey Maiden. 2016. (Character © Paizo) 126 pieces, 10.75″ x 6″ Aspen, Blue Pine, Black Limba, Pakauk, Bloodwood, Camatillo, Chakta Viga, Walnut, Ebony, Shedua.
Pet memorial – Alex. 2016. Aspen, Birch, Walnut, Bloodwood, Padauk, Tulipwood, Lyptus, Poplar, Mango, and Ebony.
29 pieces wenge, ebony, padouk, ash, blue pine, zebraweood
16 pieces Walnut, Cherry, Poplar
Pet portrait – Cricket, the Havanese. 80 pieces, 5″ x 5″ Ash, Aspen, Padouk, Black Limba, Spalted Maple, Wenge, Ebony, Bloodwood, Birch, Cherry, Walnut, Chechen, Blue Pine, Alder
Pet memorial. Freya, the barking cat. 56 pieces 5″ x 5.5″ Maple, Bocote, Aspen, Poplar, Cherry, Lyptus, Birch, Shedua, Cedar, Ebony, Wenge.
Red Wolf intarsia, 2016. 50 pieces, 6.8″w x 8.6″h Mahogany, Cherry, Spalted Maple, Walnut, Cocobolo, Hickory, Marblewood, Mango, Bocote, Gaboon & Macassar Ebony, Olivewood, and Yellowheart.
Walleye. 2012. 57 pieces, 14″ wide Lacewood, Jatoba, Bubinga, Aspen, Cherry, Cocobolo, Black Limba, and Walnut.
Chickadee-three; three-piece wall hanging, friendship style (three individual pieces make up a whole image). 2012. Left 25 pieces, Center 19 pieces, Right 25 pieces, ~18 x 11″ Birch, Aspen, Walnut, Bocote, Wenge, Cherry, Maple
Sakura Tiger intarsia. 2016. 131 pieces, 7.5″ x 7″ Yellowheart, Orangewood, Chakta Viga, Lyptus, Maple, Aspen, Birch, Walnut, Wenge, Cherry, Tulipwood, Ebony, Macacauba, Bloodwood, and Goncalo Alves.
Killdeer. 2012. 70 pieces. Lacewood, Shedua, Wenge, Maple, Beech, Birch, Padouk, Ebony, Bocote, Walnut, and Chakte Viga.
The START of it all! These were my first creations, done as wedding favors the summer of 2010.
Wedding Favor – Gould (Cheshire Cat & Unicorn). 2014. Aspen, Birch, Alder, Ebony, Wenge, Cedar, Tulipwood, Bloodwood, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Mahogany, and Cocobolo.
Wedding Favor – Ebens (Giraffe & Turtle). 2016. Mayan Walnut, Zebrawood, Blue Pine, Ash, Chakta Viga, Shedua, Chechen, Cherry, Walnut, Ebony, Bubinga, Jatoba, Canarywood, European Beech, Spalted Maple, Black Limba, Mahogany, Lyptus