Friday, July 1, 2011
A Belated Rabbit
A couple of months ago I finished a carving of a rabbit in a large section of storm toppled locust trunk at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy in Teaneck NJ. It was a fun, but physically tough process. Locust is a very hard wood and I’d mistakenly loaned my brother the sharp gas chainsaw. I wound up doing a bit more work by hand than I originally intended, splitting the head of my large mallet while unwisely using it as a driving hammer… Relief cuts were made with the chainsaw, sections spit off, and the remainder of the work done with hand chisels as part of Teaneck Creek’s Earth Day craft festival. The piece is currently installed by a pond at the creek. Below is a work in progress shot at the end of day one, and a slightly unflattering shot of the final rabbit after around 3 days of work.