Sculpture Carved In Wood and Stone
Scott and Stephanie Shangraw
Grand Canyon II
This Canyon shaped vessel was carved from a large Alligator Juniper log that was approximately 900 years of age. Turquoise was inlayed into the natural cracks and voids.
Dims 32" T x 36" L x 22" W
Photo by Rose Photography
With wonderfully carved folds and sharp bends this piece tricks the eye. It is perched on a copper patina base.
Carved from Alligator Juniper, two large openings were carved where they meet in the middle. Turquoise was inlayed into the cracks. It stands on a stone base.
Dims 20" T x 22" L x 16" W
Photo by Ron Kirk
Carved from Choke Cherry, this vessel is Scotts' favorite thus far. The folds and bends show off the figure of the wood and the intricate carving that was done. A walnut bowtie was inlayed into a natural crack. Otherwise all the natural cracks were left alone. The piece sits atop a walnut base.
Approximately 18" tall with a diameter of 21"
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This beauty was carved from an Ironwood root ball. Some of the natural parts of the roots were incorporated into the design while creating the vase shape. Turquoise was inlayed into the many cracks and voids.
Dims 32" T x 26" Diameter
This vase shaped vessel was carved from Mesquite. The bark and yellow sap wood were carefully left in place to show the incredible contrast between the colors. Turquoise was inlayed into the cracks and Variegated Gold Leaf was applied to the piece. It stands on a stone base.
Dims 22" T x 15" Diameter
Photo by Ron Kirk
RIVER RUNS THRU IT
This small tunnel vessel was carved from an Ironwood. Two large openings tunnel through in the middle and turquoise was inlayed.
Dims 12" L x 6" T x 5" W
Made from gorgeous Alligator Juniper Burl this beauty is 23x13x7 and stands on three legs. The ruffles of what I call "the skirt" shows off the burl and the inlayed turquoise makes the whole piece pop.
This sculpture was first carved out of a Mesquite Burl log. The tunnel was created on one end with a larger opeing on the inside. Then artist TJ Thompson painted a Bixon laying in the grass on the outside of the piece.
Dims 32" L x 16" T x 12" W
This sculpture was carved from a Shaggy Bark Juniper log. It was carved into the canyon shape laying with the opening facing forward. Then artist TJ Thompson painted two fox kits on the inside.
Dims 22" L x 16" T x 10" W
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This Sculpture stood 5ft tall with a diameter of 3ft. It was carved from a very large Alligator Juniper Log, that was approximately 1200 years old and dead standing for some time. The vase shape was carved first. The curves that sweep up the sculpture were carved both on the inside and outside to mirror each other. Turquoise and Abalone Shell were inlayed into the cracks and voids and it stands on a Cherry Burl base.
Photograph by Richard T Bryant
ALL SHOOK UP
This sculpture carved from an Alligator Juniper Burl has so much movement created from the waves, folds and feet, that it looks like it's dancing.
Dims12" T x 26" Diameter
This incredible sculpture was carved from a very large Alligator Juniper that was approximately 800 years old. The two large wavy openings lead to a tunnel in the middle. The bark was carefully left in tact during the carving process. Turquoise was inlayed into the cracks and layered on the bottom of the tunnel.
Dims 18" T x 36" L x 20" W