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The Dragonfly is a beautiful insect with flight capabilities that let it fly incredibly fast. It can fly forward, backward, sideways up, down and hover in place. It is a rapacious hunter and devours large numbers of mosquitos and other insects, often catching them in flight. There are numerous colours and the wings are transparent.

It is hard to express in words and no one can know the exhileration I feel when I am carving something of such delicate beauty.  It is painted to show slight irredescence on its body.  The intensity of the natural world is astounding and humbles me.

The Frame is  7" x 7" square stained Hardwood. Round opening is 5" dia. Artwork is covered with a Clear Domed glass lens.

Giving rise to an idea for a carving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re an Author, a Painter or any other creative pursuit a project has to begin with an idea! How does an artist generate an idea for a carving subject? Almost all of my inspiration comes from the natural world and I am equally delighted by all creatures, large or small. A small Hummingbird is incredibly beautiful as is North America’s largest deer, the Moose. The fragility of a small Butterfly must convey that delicate fragility in the carving in addition to the startling beauty of its design. The power and size of the Moose must also be expressed. The final piece may take days or weeks to complete and once completed, the wood must be sealed with a durable finish and left to cure in preparation for casting a mold. The sealing and painting process must not lose or diminish any of the fine details of the hand-carved original. 

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