Jungle Lookout

Bruce Gorsline's avatar Bruce Gorsline

My 3-D sculpture was hand carved from western red cedar wood using chain saws, hand chisels, pneumatic grinders and sanders. When finished it will stand 7 feet high. After carving to eliminate cracking, I sealed with sanding sealer several times, sanding between coats to get a furniture finish. Next I added color using acrylic water based paints. To get the rustic weathered look, and the appearance of more dimension, I worked in a burnt umber oil based paint. To give each figure on the sculpture life, I inset glass eyes. Colored glass disks were also inset into several other places on the carving to add interest.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 feet
  • Medium: Western Red Cedar
  • Width: 4 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 7 feet 10 inches