First things first, this is not me being creative. I just copied the idea from a project in last months woodturning magazine. But I liked the project and wanted to have a go. It was also an opportunity to turn something BIG.
What do you call a fish with no eyes?...a FSH! After last months HWA meeting where we had a demonstration of wood carving, I was inspired to try my hand. I decided that a fish is a relatively simple shape, and should be easily possible with just a basic stanley knife, no need for fancy (expensive) carving tools.
Some time ago I bought a block of spalted beech, mainly because it seemed fairly cheap and I was on a spending spree in a wood turning suppliers.
Recently I wrote about a challenge I'd been set to let go of the idea that my wood turnings should be 'things' with purpose, such as bottle stops, lidded boxes, bowls etc etc. And instead simply make something that looks interesting.
I decided for this project not to take any pictures of the making process. I'm not sure why but it seemed that unlike a functional piece, as a piece of art it should evolve naturally and only be seen in its final form.