Posts Tagged ‘art’

Buying Art during trying times

March 12, 2020

With all the virus scare, the thought of going out in public weighs on all our minds. But that shouldn’t stop you from buying art. As a matter of fact, this is a great time to buy art. Art not only enhances the look of the space you place it in, but it enriches your life. It uplifts you when your spirits are low and adds beauty to your life. Not matter what style of art inspires you, you can find it.

With big events cancelling along with some art shows, you can still find some shows that are still going on. Like this weekends Scottsdale Fine Art Festival, that takes place in downtown Scottsdale in a beautiful park setting. The show has taken steps to ensure that the artists and patrons health is watched out for. They have placed hand washing and sanitizer stations throughout the show. And artists and patrons have taken to fist bumping, versus hand shaking. So don’t let the virus scare stop you from attending, if you had plans to attend before. And if you can’t make it, but still want to buy some art, contact your favorite artist and add some beauty to your life.

We have a great inventory at this show, including two great floor sculptures and some gorgeous Redwood Burl pieces.

Secret Passages

5ft tall Redwood burl turns on a bark beetle kill pinyon pine pedestal

Scott carved out see thru passages and cup shapes in the burl to show off it’s incredible figure.

Fantasia-redwood burl on a manzanita burl base

This whimsical sculpture stands a little over 2ft tall. It has several cup shapes carved out to show the beautiful grain.

Red October-Redwood Burl

Fortitude-3ft wide Mesquite Burl

Inside look at Fortitude

Moon Flower-Large Sumac about 36″ long and 32″ wide

Angle shot of Moon Flower

This large wavy bowl sculpture has wax applied on it to keep the white color and make the grain pop.

Incredible Figure

February 20, 2020

 

These four new sculptures feature some incredible wood grain and the unique carvings really show it off. Scott’s brain has been working overtime to come up with some unique and creative designs for our upcoming shows. The first piece “Flowing River” is a 6ft tall sculpture. It’s been a while since we created a tall sculpture, so this one had to be extra special. Carved from an approximately 800 year old Alligator Juniper tree from our area, this unique carving flows all around the piece, showing off not only the beauty in this wood but Scott’s carving ability. Stippling was added for a different touch. The base is Bark Beetle Kill Pinyon Pine and there is a large pin that allows the entire sculpture to turn, allowing you to see all the details in this grand sculpture.

The second piece “Ancient One” was also carved from an approximately 800 year old Alligator Juniper. This large canyon is about 3 ft wide and tall (making it one of our larger canyons) and the carving shows the rich color that this Juniper has. Slight waves were carved into the sculpture to show off the figure and it turns on a pin on the stone base.

Third is “Milky Way” carved from gorgeous Black Walnut (one of my favorite woods). This vase shaped sculpture, with its waves and folds, shows the grain flowing all around the piece and the beautiful color variations in the walnut. Scott was able to keep the bark in tact, which is no easy feet. It turns on a pin in order to view all the sides. It stands about 2 1/2 ft tall and is about 2ft diameter. It got it’s name because it reminded us of the actual flowing patterns of the Milky Way and the yummy candy bar.

Lastly is “Diez”, named for the Spanish word for 10 because it has 10 pods carved out of it.  It was carved from Birds Eye Redwood Burl. And boy is it gorgeous. The close up photo really shows the figure in this wood. Scott carefully carved out 10 pods from this log to reveal all the figure and shaped it down into a vase at the bottom. It also turns on a pin on the Ambrosia Maple base.

These are just a few of the new pieces we’ve been working feverishly on over the past few weeks. Even with the bad wet weather we’ve had, we’ve accomplished a lot. To see what shows we have coming up, visit our website. www.shangrilawoodworks.com

 

Give a Heart for the Holidays

November 24, 2019

We recently started carving these Hearts for smaller items. It was a great way to use up some exotic and unusual woods left over from other projects. Some have slight wave patterns in them, but no two are alike. The front heart pops out from the backer heart, giving it a 3D effect. These would make great holiday gifts and we are offering them for $225.00 each with free shipping. We only have these few left, but we can create more out of some of the woods we have on hand like; Purple Heart, Juniper and more.

 

Black Limba with copper patina   18H x7Wx3D

Box Elder Burl and Mesquite                  15 1/2Hx7Wx4D

Box Elder burl w/turquoise and walnut 10 1/2Hx8 1/2Wx4D

Bubinga and pinyon pine              15 1/2Hx6Wx4D

Mahogany and walnut         13 1/2Hx7Wx4D

Tulip Wood with Mesquite Butcher Block 16Hx7Wx3D

Zebra wood with Walnut 17Hx6Wx4D

Also on sale for the holidays are our Resin Sculptures and Carved Bowls.

The Resin Sculptures incorporate wood with dyed resin. Some of the them are see thru like this one below while others have multi colors swirled around the wood. Here are two examples of them. To see more, contact us. These are also free shipping.

BIG RED-Box Elder Burl with dyed red resin $650.00 20Tx16diameter

SILVER and GOLD-Brasiletta wood with pearl silver, gold and blue dyed resin $550.00 17Tx14diameter

And of course we have some carved bowls. These two are out of Mesquite wood with turquoise inlay. They are $395.00 with free shipping.

Wavy Mesquite bowl  8Hx14 1/2Lx10W

Two Waves bowl 7 1/2Tx15Lx10 1/2W