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  • Western Red Cedar

    This thread is dedicated to Robson Valley, our resident expert on WRC.

    We (my wife and I) are presently on Bainbridge Island, WA and visiting the B.I. Museum of Art. There are several large carvings of Western Red Cedar that we'd like to share with Brian and other WCI friends. The first is this injured peregrine falcon: The figure is about two feet across and 15 inches high. It is crouching down, with a broken wing, unable to fly, The base is Alaskan Yellow Cedar.

    Peregrine1.jpgPeregrine2.jpg


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    Here is another of the WRC carvings. This heron is about five feet long (including the base) and perhaps two feet high.
    Last edited by pallin; 04-12-2017, 03:50 PM.

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    • #3
      Here are two more wood display pieces. The first is a cross-section of WRC dyed with bright blue. The second is a section of redwood dyed with red & yellow pigments.

      WRCslab.jpgRedwoodslab.jpg

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      • #4
        Great post, pallin
        . . .JoeB

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        • #5
          Finally, at the entrance to the art museum are two 15' sections of a WRC tree salvaged from a building site on Vashon Island:

          WRC1.jpg

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          • #6
            Thanks for sharing the pics.I have a couple of pieces of western red cedar that I plan to carve something in when I can work out side, also have so yellow cedar all this was free to me from local wood preserving plant.Enjoy the rest of trip and keep sending us the photos
            Bruce
            Bruce

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            • #7
              Thank you, Phil. Very powerful birds. There's emphasis on the parts that I expect to see and the rest is left to our imagination.

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              • #8
                Thank you, for sharing your visit to B.I. Museum of Art the pieces are just beautiful.

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                • #9
                  Yes, that small detail at the right wing joint appears to be the dislocated bone. The artist, whose first name coincidentally is "Peregrine," also has some bronzes of falcons & owls.

                  The major exhibit currently are "sculptures" made of cut up feathers - absolutely mind-blowing! We are here, not for the art exhibits, but to put some furniture in a condo my wife just bought across the street from the museum.
                  Last edited by pallin; 04-12-2017, 03:36 PM. Reason: added comment

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                  • #10
                    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!
                    Keep On Carvin'
                    Bob K.

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                    • #11
                      Access to western red cedar is one of the things I miss sense I moved Alabama. It is a wonderful Wood to work with.

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