Merlayna's West Coast Wood Sculptures
wood art sculptures & carvings


(posted on 15 Aug 2015)

This chunk of arbutus with some burl was from friends' wood pile (I may have had to plead and stomp my feet a bit to get it, but thanks Bill and Bianca)

Sketching the shape.....kept the cracking so it would look like water flowing over the tail

Then I roughed out the shape with my Arbortech Blade

Arbutus cracks as it dries, so I decided to fill the cracks with glue and sawdust

Then I sanded it smooth

The front of the finished sculpture with the natural burl features (kind of like barnacles on the flukes!)

The other side