Created by Rocky Xu, Arbortech R&D Engineer
Description of your wood art?
Last year I did a face but not an exact 3D one. This one goes further. I feel it is not as hard as I thought originally and get a sense of achievement as it is getting more clear. The process is the most important.
Where did you get your inspiration for your wood art piece?
I wanted to make something useful and at that time I was practicing living in the present. I decided to make something that would be a reminder of that. I thought of a lot of concepts but still thought this figure is the most applicable to me. This sculpture I carved is to remind me to be living in the present time and also reduce the noise in my mind.
|The inspiration for my wood “Be Quiet” sculpture|
When I was carving the area near the eyes, as I carved deeper, the natural pattern of the wood showed up. Because it is a kind of hard wood, the pattern shows one kind of transparent red, and the pattern is formed around features on the face naturally and looked fantastic.
The carving now currently sits on my desk at work. I spent relatively a lot of time on the hands of this wood carving and now every time I see it, I get much satisfaction from the artwork I have created because of the effort I put in it. The beauty of woodworking is (as Kevin Inkster says), “no matter how good your skill is, it is unique and a piece of original artwork.