Carvings In Homes - Page 5
Below are examples of clients who have
mailed me photos depicting displays of wall and
in the round sculptures in their home. To date, pieces have found their way
into not only homes
but in medical and law offices, commercial buildings and restaurants. The
work is quite striking
to the public when they visit these establishments.
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|Carved from two inch
Tennessee Red Cedar, this grouping compli- ments the Koa table,
chairs and Oak floor. This room in the San Diego area faces the
ocean, and the whales are pointed to it.
This entertainment room in a lovely Arizona
home shows a set of sea otters flanking the large television
center. Note how the wall color and the television center
compliment the otter colors and the black in their flippers. The
grayish tones of the otters compliment the textured tiles in the
This same Arizona home
proudly displays the Mother and Baby Koala carving in a wall
alcove. The client applied several coats of paint with a
metallic tone which creates various highlights in the alcove.
The grayish driftwood branch in front of the pair, and the
foliage behind adds a true depth to the display.
A set of three carvings set off this divider
wall between two rooms in this La Jolla, California home. This
client has been collecting Richard's work for several years and
created an interesting display using the the Bottlenose
dolphins, mother and baby sea otters and Manatee. Carved in
Alder and Red Gum woods creating a very nice balanced
|This client from San Diego displays two
sea turtles, carved in Alder wood, matching the mantle below.
The client was able to obtain a special carpet napping for the
background giving the illusion of light filtering down through
the ocean water. The pattern also creates a sensation of motion,
This home in the San Diego area has a
wonderful set of sea turtles wall mounted on a staircase
landing. The beautiful stained glass lamp that hangs from the
upper ceiling casts a warm glow on the trio, adding depth with
shadows. The client did his own white frame molding to frame the
Carved from Red Gum, this grouping
resides in the dining room of a home in Raleigh, North Carolina,
adding a touch of the sea to the home. Note the tonal shades of
the wood furniture and room accents complimenting the Red Gum
set, leading the viewer toward the outside window.
This home in Castro Valley, California has a wonderful
arrangement of animals indigenous to the local area. The couple
has been collecting Richard's work for many years, and all
sculptures are displayed in a covered atrium with plenty of
light. The large, grayish branch created the "outdoors" setting.
The Striped Skunk is one of Richard's newest pieces.
This large set of African Elephants
graces the front room of a home in Walnut Creek, California.
Many client's have African themes in their homes and this large
piece can really set off that type decor. The piece is carved
in Walnut with a Tung Oil finish and hard rock maple wood for
These humpback whales adorn the large wall outside a kitchen
area in a home in Valencia, California. An additional baby
whale is placed in front of the set of two for a striking
effect. With off white walls, the red gum wood of these whales
stands out and makes a strong visual statement. The large set
measures over 6' in length.
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