Wood Carvings By Hand
Growing up on a farm in Bellingen NSW and working in the Queensland bush gave me knowledge and a strong feeling for the beauty and diversity of Australia’s unique flora, fauna and timber.
I try to re-create in wood what I see in nature by hand carving my own vision of Australia’s animals, birds and sea life.
Sometimes I will carve an animal, other times a piece of wood comes alive on its own. With just a little imagination one can be quite creative following the grain, natural beauty and warmth of timber.
To create my work, timber is collected from trees and branches that have fallen to the ground. The weathered logs and stumps have a lot of character with interesting holes, grains and colours. I prefer to work with Australian hardwoods as each piece creates its own challenges resulting in a unique and satisfying sculpture with form and function.
I hope you appreciate and enjoy what I see and feel in nature, using the beautiful medium of timber.
Don Harvison- Artist