Custom woodworking and art
So I settled on a Great Blue Heron my reasons were many symbolism,beauty,gracefulness but most importantly when I stuck a big piece of square timber in between the wings trying to visualize what body should go in between, the answer was oh so clear. The position I chose was in flight but coming in for a landing or soon after taking off. Why is this important you ask? When in flight the long neck of the heron is folded back close to they body and as you can see the neck is extended which is commonly seen when coming in for a landing or taking off. I still have some work to do some detail sanding and texturing deciding whether I should put legs on it and of course putting a finish on it. I think it needs to be hung from the ceiling with monofilament line when finished to allow it to keep its fluidity. Keep tuned in for the finished product.
One of my favorite quotes below:
|“When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be — I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”|
|Wendell Berry quotes|