Thursday 9 July 2015

Nietzscheism in basswood

Two basswood plates with chip carved quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche, both were sold the very first day at Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Nova Scotia last weekend. It is satisfying to see people really liking one's work.

I carved each of the quotes three times before, always with different design and font.
And though I am not sure how many times more I will carve them, people who get them can be always assured they are getting a unique piece of work.

The plate above is 10'' in diameter, the design is very geometrical with arched borders.
The plate below is 12'', it has a very decorative 6-pointed rosette in its center.
They are both finished with a coat of light brown gel stain.