Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Still available

I've had a number of emails lately from people enquiring what is still available out of the carvings displayed on my previous website, so I'm presenting pictures of them here. All are available through Takara Asian Art . In addition to this, I have a few other pieces that are more functional in nature- pendants, and hair combs/sticks. Feel free to email me if you're interested.

Monday, March 3, 2008

(Not so) wise old owl

I've got several irons in the fire right now, but I completed this bead recently. It measures 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) in height. Carved out of boxwood, with ebony eyes. I had in mind the depiction of an 'elder statesman' of sorts- the kind we're all supposed to respect- but holding more opinions than common sense. With suitable frown and suspicious eyes, he seems to fit the bill.