Saturday, January 7, 2012

Carving A Peach Seed Monkey
My husband is an artist who creates amazing pieces of art using items most people would toss in the trash or walk by without a second glance.

Over the past three days, he carved this:

From one of these:

Roger tells me he has been fascinated with the way you can carve a peach seed with a knife since he was a young boy, living on the edge of the Dismal Swamp in Zuni, VA. His first carving was a peach seed basket, similar to this:

After the first few cuts, you begin to see the head and arms begin to appear:

Then the legs and tail:

Gradually the definition between the legs and the tail are evident:

and the face and forehead are more defined:

The finished monkey is holding his tail :

He also carves birds, buffalo, ducks and crosses. I sell a few of the items on eBay. Search Peach Seed or ellenwhiteowl. 

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