Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pine Block to Work of Art --Part Two

He has a good general shape here. It's time to make some holes.
Please click the photos for a good look.


The dark areas are where he filled in the natural cracks in the wood using
glue and sawdust. Then he started to drill out the mouth.

The round hole is for measuring to determine how much to take out where so he has enough material for proper teeth.
Here the back is hollowed and dental work begins.

A good set of teeth.


Mike worked between one and two hours a day on it unless he was called to his day job.

Stay tuned.

13 comments:

MizFit said...

stunning.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you.

Hilary said...

I am so impressed with his talent. I remember seeing some of Mike's work before and was stunned by how beautiful and amazing they were. Thanks for allowing us a glimpse into how his art progresses.

the Bag Lady said...

This is so cool!! I'm really enjoying the process. (And oh, how I wish I were that talented!)

Thanks for sharing.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, I'll pass those kind words along. It's my pleasure to show the process.

df Bag Lady, it really is something to watch. That said, I bet you could do something similar.

Clare2e said...

Once he hollows the mouth from behind- good to know how that works- it really starts to resemble what he must've imagined from the start! *rubbing palms together in anticipation of the completed work*

Leah J. Utas said...

Clare, that's about right.
All will be revealed tomorrow.

Reb said...

That is coming along very nicely!

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, it sure is, Reb.

Thomma Lyn said...

Absolutely awesome! I'm so enjoying this glimpse into his creation process, step by step.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, TL. I'll let him know how much you're enjoying it.

Barbara Martin said...

Brilliant work!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, I'll let him know.