|A. Filetti - Business card holder|
With changing jobs came a new office that I needed to make my own. I remembered in the past when I had the pleasure of carving with the renown Mr. Kaisersatt we were fortunate to be able to visit his carving lair. I have always looked at Marv with great respect for his level of creativity, but when I saw his apartment it was interesting to see the types of things he has carved over the years which included an outstanding tape dispenser caricature. So with my new office I decided I needed a business card holder and the picture to the left is my rendition.
To create this carving I simply took a picture of myself in the pose for reference, the took a block of wood and outlined what I thought would be his front profile and cut it out on my bandsaw. Once cut I just started whittling. It is finished with acrylics, boiled linseed oil, and wax.
The greatest challenge with the carving of this figure was of course the hands, however I just used my own as a model.
Simple carving and fun to carve.
Another year has come and gone, and it's still a great day to be carving...what will you carve on today??