Posts Tagged ‘Wood Carving

10
Dec
11

Quality Carved Wearable Wood Sculptures and More for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to remind you (or let you know for the first time) that I have produced and can custom produce wearable wood sculptures and counter wood sculptures for you,your loved one (or at least someone you really like).

Below are some examples of these works that I have made. If the item is sold, I have noted it as such. If you would prefer a custom shape or design let me know as soon as possible, so I can get them made in time for Christmas.

Wearable Spalted Maple Sculpture by Darin White 3.5"H x 1.5"W x .5"D Strong Blackline SOLD

Wearable Spalted Maple Sculpture by Darin White 4"H x 1.25"W x .5"D Heavy Figured Blackline! Available
Wearable Spalted Maple Sculpture by Darin White 4″H x 1.25″W x .5″D Heavy Figured Blackline! Available

Some examples of work below. Some are for sale, others have sold.

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This is just a small sampling and also I can custom produce almost any shape required, so let me know what you want.  Pricing will be on a per price basis however the general pricing is below, and will depend on what type of clasp etc, however the general pricing which includes a leather chain or simple silver colored chain and USPS shipping to the 48 contiguous States (Hawaii and Alaska $4 more) send payment via PayPal to me email me or call me.

$70 Large (3.25″-4.5″H), $60 Medium (2″-3″H), $50 small (1″-1.75″Hs) Price includes a simple leather or basic chain. Additional chain options available. Production time will vary, ask before ordering if time sensitive. These pieces are hand carved by the sculptor in Lawrence, KS. To see examples of more work also view http://cargocollective.com/darinwhite

Pricing discounted for holidays! First order take $10 off each purchase of one, $20 off two, $30 off three.

Also for those of you wanting art for arts sake, or would just prefer a freestanding sculpture,
below is an example of a larger sculpture piece I carved recently. Commission me to make
a work for you, email me or call me.

Darin M. White sculpture “Two:One” Carved Spalted Maple, Cocobola Wood, Steel – Private Collection

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29
Nov
10

Wearable Sculptures by Darin

I have been interested in sustainability and in this case sustaining both the time I get to work on art as well as providing for my family.  So…that being said, here are some wearable sculptures that I have been producing which are cut off sections from the Dry Bones|Bone Boat Sculpture that I produced last month.  This is just a small sampling and also I can custom produce almost any shape required, so let me know what you want.  Pricing will be on a per price basis, and will depend on what type of clasp etc, however the general pricing which includes a basic ball chain length and shipping to the 48 contiguous States (Hawaii and Alaska $4 more) is in the pull down PayPal button at the bottom of this post.


Wearable Sculpture by Darin
(I am working on the PayPal button -technical issues- in the meantime send payment via PayPal
to me email me here
.) $70 Large (3.25″-4.5″), $60 Medium (2″-3″), $50 small (1″-1.75″)

More images of new wearable sculptures –> http://www.flickr.com/photos/displaydirect/6262443587/in/set-72157625338835387/

16
Dec
08

Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands and other items for Christmas and support

My son Cadenrelapsed with Neuroblastoma cancer on November 7th, 2008,  and to help spread the word, support him and to let people know to be praying for him, I had some silicone wrist bands made that are made the same way as the Lance Armstrong blacelets.  All proceeds will go to his fund “The Caden White Irrevocable Trust”.  Purchase them here.  Also, I am offering “Tiny Mantel Clocks by Darin” for sale with the proceeds after cost going to his fund.  I will customize them as needed, with the price varying independent to what is required.  I have solid walnut wood, poplar wood and frosted acrylic with varying face styles.  Please contact me to discuss these further.  I will try and set up a PayPal setup for this as well.

Caden White Silicone Wrist Band

Caden White Silicone Wrist Band

Color Choices for Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands

Color Choices for Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands

Also, I have posted this before, but as it is Christmas time and this also supports my son please check out
Swede at Heart for Caden’s Sterling Silver Hope Necklace.  She gives a very large portion to support Caden. 
Thank you Ann!

Caden's Hope Sterling Necklace

11
Aug
08

Wood Carving Tools

Wood form in progress
Wood form in progress

I have been working on some wood carving lately. I found an amazing product that I just love. I like it so much that I got set up to sell the tools for them. The concept is a chainsaw or alternative blade or sander that fits onto MOST 4.5″ angle grinders. You can use one or two in a tandem setup. The names of the blades are based on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.  I have a Lancelot/ Squire tandem setup. I have found it to be an excellent way to remove material quickly, but being able to stay in control of the tool. They have a variety of products that taper down from the chainsaw blades to varying levels of made for wood grinder wheels, sanding discs and more. They also have miniature versions that can be run on their own proprietary tool, or on a standard air or electric die grinder. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these products. I can show more images and give more information including pricing on almost any combination of kits or individual products.

Lancelot Chain Saw Blade for Angle Grinders

Wood form concepts in progresswood form and grinder

Wood form concepts in progress

31
Mar
08

Healing Series

Series from Fall 2007- Present – HEALING: 

Introduction-
My son Caden White age four was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer (a nervous system cancer in children with around 600 diagnoses per year) June 28th, 2007.  He has been through six of the seven, three to four day chemo rounds, had a stem cell harvest, and had invasive surgery to remove the tumor.  In addition to this the doctors would like him to have a bone marrow transplant and eventually have radiation treatments, additional treatments, and then possibly antibody therapy.  He is currently showing no evidence of disease.  I had never had to deal with any healing issues, but this stirred within me a desire to release these thoughts and feelings that I have surrounding Caden’s health issues.  I feel like working through these ideas in my art has been very helpful to try and focus on the positive things rather on the negative.  I don’t want to downplaying the pain or gloss over heartache, but rather show it in the burning cleansing trial by fire which brings impurities to the surface, so that they can be removed, the poison and pain of medical treatments, all of which is overcome with seared wings of faith, sincere hope, truth, beauty and above all love.  I feel called as an artist to address ideas and truths through my artwork that calls from deep within me to deep within the viewer. 

Title:  Healing:  “ Heart Injection – Faith, Hope & Love”
Media: Hand Carved Cedar Wood, Wood Burned, Cast Lead & Pin Inclusion (Which is known to cause cancer in the state of Kansas) 
Size: 12”L x 2 ½”W x 6 ¼”D 

DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Angled Front View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead  DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Side View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead
DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Angled Back View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead  DarinMWhite HealingHeartInjectionFaithHope&Love 12Lx2.5Wx6.25D Detail Front View Carved&BurnedCedarCastLead


Title:  Healing: “Refining – Faith, Hope & Love”
Media: Hand Carved Cedar Wood
Size: 10”H x 1 3/4”W x 1 ¼ “D 

DarinMWhite HealingRefiningFaithHope&Love 10Hx1.75Wx1.25 Carved Cedar Wood IMG_9857


Title:  Healing: “Caden on Copper in Three”
Media: Photocopy transfer on copper
Size: 16 3/8”W x 6”H x 1/16” Thick 

DarinMWhite HealingCadenInThree 16Wx6H Print on Copper 
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Title:  Healing: “Wooden Form #1 – Organic Carving”
Media: Hand Carved Silver Maple Wood
Size:  12 ½” Diameter 4”H
Collection of Philip and Anh Sawyer

DarinmWhite HealingWoodenFormIOrganicCarving (12.5Diameterx4H Carved Silver Maple)ALL WORK AND IMAGES COPYRIGHTED 2008 DARIN M. WHITE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
No images or work can be duplicated in any shape or form without prior written permission

09
Nov
07

Wooden Form Carved Sculpture – More Images

I finally had some time to take some additional pictures of this wooden form sculpture that was commissioned by friends clothing designer Philip Sawyer and his wife Anh Vu Sawyer who is the author of Song of Saigon.  This piece was a labor of love and learning.  It started out as a silver maple tree in the back of my parents yard.  When they had it cut down, I requested a few of the cross cut pieces of the stump.  I had in mind a specific sculpture that I wanted to use it for that has tusk shapes emerging from this half round form.  A couple of years later I started carving on this piece only to find that it was too small proportionally to the tusk shapes and so I set it to the side.  Philip and Anh stopped by to visit on their way back to Colorado and Shannon showed them this partially carved piece, having a flat top.  Both Anh and Philip were drawn to the piece, and Anh was ready to walk out the door with it.  Philip thought that it would be nice to have it carved out into some type of bowl type shape.  Anh consented to leave it with me and this is what I came up with after some thought and laboring.  I wanted to work with the natural large crack that had occurred during drying, and I enjoyed the process of designing these organic shapes that followed the grain sometimes, the crack and the way that I felt made the shape flow.  I had the pleasure of purchasing two new Swiss Made carving tools to use on this piece.  I love tools!  The piece was produced with mainly chisels, however I did get the rough outer texture of the form with a rough angle grinder attachment and the smooth finish on the top surface with a random orbital sander. 

Wooden Form View 2

Wooden Form View 3

Wooden Form View 5

Wooden Form View 4

Wooden Form View 6

Wooden Form View 7

Wooden Form View 1

Other work of mine is viewable at www.darinwhite.com.




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