Upside down. Most of the dancing wood sculptures are sticks turned upside down. Funny how the natural seems more human when it’s flipped over. These sticks are presented the way they grew. I refer to them as kickers since one “leg” of each stick “person” is kicked up.
Used individually they make cool hooks for hats or coats. I’ll do a post of some of those in the future.
This stick piece of stick art balances without the base. The little sculpture can slip into the base for added stability. Not sure if it looks better in it or out of it.
The balance was the important part so I didn’t want to attach a permanent base to it.
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I love finding wood that has grown around rocks. Like stones in jewelry. I made this sculpture from two pieces of driftwood found along Lake Ontario or the Genesee River. There are other pieces waiting to become artwork but it may be awhile. I have been doing a lot of stick sculpting lately and my head is filling up with sawdust even with a mask on. Time to make some metal art or paint mobiles.
This is an example of a fairly common stick art piece. Some trees and shrubs growth patterns are more likely to yield the shapes needed. The smaller twig size seems more common than larger branch or trunk sections. They are fun to find and don’t need much shaping. A good camp craft. The people shapes can be used any way you like, not just dancing couples. Also, the shape doesn’t have to be of just one stick.
Stick sculpture with copper candle and incense holders. Only a few of these were made and they are no longer being done.
I keep finding my older artwork. A friend just reminded me of a gift I made for her that I had forgotten about. A picture is promised to me since my mind seems to be more interested in future than the past.
The goal here is that images will be posted of every one of my sculptures I can find, remember or be reminded of, old and new.
This is last post of the dancing stick art week. There are still several pieces of this kind of wood sculpture to post but it is time to mix up the types of artwork for awhile. There are some kinetic pieces and some metal artworks and some early pictures to post.
These two sticks are one of the few couples that need no pinning together. They simply slide together and compression holds them. An early piece as seen by the minimal rounding to only the top of one head and none on the other. It is a bit of a transitional piece of my artwork. This little sculpture balances on two points which is also unusual for my stick art.