Tag Archives: Sculpture & Wood Carving

Wildwood Flower Wood Carving, a Tribute to Song

Jake Cress of Fincastle, Virginia carved this musical wood plaque out of cherry, in tribute to the ubiquitous four petaled dogwood tree – – and to the song “Wildwood Flower” by the Carter Family, also from Virginia. Of course you’ve heard it, but … Continue reading

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Matching Scagliola Cartouches to Natural Marble Stone Panels

Dundean Studios of Chatham, NJ did a remarkable job of painting cast scagliola pilaster cartouches to match adjacent natural marble panels and moldings in this Manhattan apartment building lobby. While the cartouches over the elevators are Scagliola, the other corbels … Continue reading

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Steel Dragon Sculpture Comes to Life Full Size

John Graney, of J.F. Graney Metal Design in Sheffield, Massachusetts, applies artistry and technical mastery every day to producing custom ornamental iron gates of the utmost beauty and flawless performance. For this commission, however, they brought a 100 year old Cambodian Dragon … Continue reading

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Learning Traditional Woodcarving from a Master

Guild Member Dimitrios Klitsas and his art are heir to a classical lineage of many styles which draws upon a long refined tradition.  This lineage has not generally prospered in our time but nonetheless has come to a vigorous flowering … Continue reading

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Bringing Life to Architecture through the Classical Art of Hand Carved Ornament

Expressive ornament is risky to execute whether it is architectural or a tattoo.  It had better be well conceived or it will not wear well.  According to Guild Member Dimitrios Klitsas, master wood carver, the piece is an expression of the … Continue reading

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