Here’s another recent carving, experimenting with a few new ideas. The block in question was round rather than my usual square block and as well as this it had a strange texture on it, presumably put there by the wood turner I got the wood from…
As well as using an unfamiliar round block, I decided to try to add a Marquesan influence instead of my regular Papua New Guinea inspirations. Marquesan Tikis normally have minimal rounded eyes which are wrapped more to the sides of the head, unlike the forward facing PNG style eyes with their protruding concentric rings.
Marquesan style eyes also frequently feature a characteristic border ending in a double spiral.
Here’s my version-
He’s carved from Mahogany, about 20cm tall…
I thought I’d post some process pictures of the Tiki frame from my previous post.
I picked up this plain picture frame for a couple of quid at Oxfam-
It’s made of cheap pine and had a pretty boring stain applied…
I did a rough sketch and started carving-
When I finished carving I sanded off the finish-
and added my own-
here are a couple of new prints I’ve been working on, once again inspired by the Marupai magical charms of Papua New Guinea.
Working on the lino block-
Here’s an inked block of the other design-
the first of several test prints-
hanging out to dry on the production line…
one of the finished designs-
the other one, in a frame I bought from Oxfam and ‘upcycled’-
Thanks for looking.