SHANGRI-LA WOODWORKS
Sculpture Carved In Wood and Stone
Scott and Stephanie Shangraw

COLLABORATION SCULPTUIRES

Nestled II
This intriquing sculpture was carved out of several logs. Each piece was intricately carved to nestle into each other so it fits just right. Mesquite was used for the larger pieces and Ironwood and Juniper for the smaller. Multi stone was inalyed into the cracks and then two variegated gold leaf balls add some whimsy.
Dims 24" W x 15" T
Photo by Tim Wampler

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

"DAZZLED"
Alligator Juniper
With wonderfully carved folds and sharp bends this piece tricks the eye. It is perched on a copper patina base.
14x16x13

TWO TUNNELS
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

"SURPRISE SENSATION"
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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IRONWOOD DANCER
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

DAZZLED II
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

"FLAMINGO DANCER"
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.

Professional Photos by Richard T. Bryant

LAZY DAYZ
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

FOX DEN
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

Professional Photos by Richard T. Bryant

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TWISTER
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

FOREST REEF
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

DREAM CATCHER
Carved from a Box Elder Burl. This unique shape, with slight curves and bends shows off the gorgeous burl. It stands on a Wenge base
Dims14" T x  30" Diameter

Black and Orange
Carved from rare orange Alabaster stone. This piece has three small tunnels that are trimmed with Ebony.
It stands on a stone base
Dims12" T x  10" Diameter

New Inspiration
Carved from a long narrow Desert Ironwood log. This piece stands 5ft tall and is 18" wide. It gently twists as it goes up and has large lobes carved out to show the contrast between the almost black heart wood and the yellow sap wood. It stands on a walnut and copper patina pedestal.
Professional photo by Timothy Wampler

Enchantment
Carved from an Alligator Juniper Burl, this sculpture has curves, waves and folds carved into it. It has turquoise inlaid into the cracks with some being left natural. It stands on a stone base.
24x20x20
Professional photo by Timothy Wampler

Bow Tie
Carved from an Alligator, this vase shaped sculpture has two tunnels carved into it with wavy opens. Several Ebony Bow Ties were inlaid over cracks to add a unique element. 
 It stands on a stone base.
20x10x14
Professional photo by Timothy Wampler

Beauty Within
Carved from a Mesquite log into this vase shape, this piece has waves, folds, bends and two small round cups carved into it. All the natural cracks and voids were left open.
It stands on a stone base.
16x14x18
Professional photo by Timothy Wampler

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