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


(posted on 17 Aug 2016)

When I chose this yellow cedar burl, my aim was to create a vessel following the natural flow of the wood:


I soon realized that that would be easier said than done. As in life, we must often let go of expectations. A tough lesson is often letting go of the bad and keeping the good.

This is 'bad' it's got to go

Change is gradual but by peeling off layers, we can discover the beauty beneath.

More wood has to be removed to 'Go with the Flow'

On the Finishing Table - See how the color intensified

View of the bottom of this precious burl

Finished piece - from the top it looks like an Eagle, so I have named it Golden Eagle Feast Bowl.