Sculpture | Snake

My snake sculptures are carved from standing dead aspen trees. The surface of the tree trunk has been removed, eliminating the round branch bumps characteristic of aspen, and also eliminating the complex weather-polished surfaces I use in a lot my other sculpture and woodwork. For these pieces I sand the wood until it has the velvety feel of expensive cotton artboard. I paint the body pattern with air-brushed acrylic and hand-held stencils. This snakes pattern consists of five passes down the length of the body, adding color new color as I go; some of chevrons receive two colors. These snakes can be wall hung, or placed horizontally.

They are varnished, and the varnish is sanded gently to remove excess sheen.

Dimensions: Variable. The bodies will be between 4" and 7" maximum width.

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