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  • Rooted in the Land Carving

    The Farley Center Tree Carving Project is a collaborative effort.  A storm destroyed an oak tree, but left behind a 10-foot-tall trunk.  This created the opportunity for a collaborative art installation.  The trunk has been divided by three carved vines into panels.  Each panel is an opportunity for an artist to use and transform by […]

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  • Rooted in the land

    http://farleycenter.org/rooted-in-the-land/

  • Tree Carving Article

    Here is an article from the Verona paper on the Farley Tree Carving. https://www.unifiednewsgroup.com/verona_press/community/woodcarving-artist-david-carlson-working-on-project-for-the-farley-center/article_4fe0d587-1868-5606-9bd5-fdcfdb568ace.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

  • Working on watercolor

    I’ve been trying smaller format hot press paper recently. This is from our sanity walks during quarantine. Nine Springs Creek.

  • Observing

    I needed a walk. It was about 32, but sunny. This walk is near our house.

  • Mad Forge

    I was able to start with my forge today. I made tongs for holding material. I also started two pieces of stock for future use. I’ll need to make 2 or 3 tongs for differently shaped material. Stay tuned

  • Progress on “Oak”

    I’m making up the process as I go. Using photo reference transferred with graphite paper, I set in the deep crevices. Bark is rough, so I have to avoid the temptation to smooth things out. Next I textured the surface with a small u shaped gouge. Now I will come in and create intermediate sized […]

  • Carving during the virus

    Now, looking on the positive, there is time to work on carving progress. This is “Oak” the second piece in “The Life of a Seed”.

  • The life of a seed

    I’ve been invited to participate in a show for Lent and Easter with the title, “The Life of a Seed”. Part one is an acorn in relief. Part two is a segment of an oak tree. This is before and after. Acorn will hang during Lent at Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison. The show will […]

  • Architectural carving

    Working on blocks to fill 8 places where beams intersect the wall.