12'' Cottonwood bark carving of ''Heart in the roots''.
The heart is fully released, yet cannot be taken out,
it is a very untraditional approach to the traditional 'ball in a cage' carving style:
The heart itself is about 4.5'' in both directions and almost 1'' thick.
It is finished with gold acrylic paint mixed with brown gel stain:
Few photos of the carving progress, once again I didn't have any plan for this project...just started working on it and it slowly shaped into something that is reasonably called ''Heart in the roots'':