Something not seen very often...a full figure from one the best...Pete LeClair. This figure was on display by Pete at this years Charlotte Woodcarvers show. While the piece seems simple it is very well executed and the there is a lot we can learn from top to bottom.
If you have never met Pete, well lets just say he has an abundance of character like the figures he carves. I have met Pete on several occasions and have taken a class with him as well. A better ambassador for woodcarving could not be found and us Caricature carvers can only benefit from his efforts. A perfect example of this was the Charlotte show where everyone was a friend and he spent an abundance of his time sharing with everyone he met. He spent the better part of two days just answering questions and giving demonstrations to anyone who passed by. He could have ignored those around him, but that would not be Pete...he has a passion for carving that is infectious and you would be lucky to spend some time with the man and his work. A more giving carver you will be hard pressed to find and that is why I admire the man...he truly advances the art.
Thanks Pete for all you do, we appreciate it!
Now why aren't you carving something?