Life in Wood

Dan Heffron's avatar Dan Heffron
    2012 6th place

This is a fur seal carved from a single, black walnut log. Unlike most entries, I want people to gently touch my work. Only then can one truly appreciate the techniques that produced this amazing fur-like texture. It took a couple of years to dry the log and stabilize it to prevent cracking and checking. I've got approx 4,000 hours of actual carving on the piece itself. Please stop by the BOB and say hello to witness this unique style of sculpture. Thanks for supporting grassroots art endeavors!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 36"
  • Medium: Wood
  • Width: 36"
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 72"