Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hands of Hope

The group from a local church was looking for a carving to commemorate a mission trip to "Katrina Land". Their theme was Hands of Hope. I was only too happy to do something for them. What is the most surprising about the piece is that despite the dramatic difference in color, both the hands and the letters were carved from basswood. I did nothing special to produce the colors. The hands are actual size reproductions of my own hands. The base was turned from a piece of nearly 100 year old wormy chestnut that was rescued from The old Union Switch and Signal Building in Swissvale, PA I hope you enjoy it. 'Til next time, keep makin' chips!

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