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A trait that I have often used in my carving is the capture of movement. It is a difficult concept because, by its nature, if captured, the movement ceases. Consequently, I have to provide nuances and clues that direct the viewer to perceive movement where it doesn’t actually exist. One such clue is the use of curves.
This piece attempts to depict a beehive, but not in the traditional sense. It shows the movement of bees continually buzzing around a hive. Many of the trajectories intersect showing the interrelation of the sister bees in a hive.
The antithesis of relaxing, the movement is such that it should lead a viewer to think, “I know there is something I should be doing right now.”
The movement vectors are carved and hand polished from deer and elk antler. The support is chokecherry wood resting on a Manitoba Maple base.
41cm W x 29cm D x 61cm H
16″W x 11″D x 24″H
This shows two roosters in a battle as old as time. One of the roosters bends down in preparation for a jump. Is he too late to attack his opponent or has his opponent risen up too soon? The tides of battle change quickly. The roosters are made from deer antler. The base is bur oak.
This is an excellent example of handcrafted antler art made by INAKA. This contemporary design handmade antler animal carving would be an asset to any home. High quality custom designed handmade antler sculpture is a reflection of the owner as well as of the artist.
30cm W x 10cm D x 11cm H
12”W x 4”D x 4.5”H
The snake sits sunning itself in a quiet spot. You move and make a ground vibration or a sound, but the only movement from the snake is a flick of its tongue to taste the surroundings. Another sound and the snake becomes more aroused. Its muscles tense but it still does not move. Another sound and its head rises from its coils—friend, food or foe, you are now the focus of the snake’s attention, like it or not. This netsuke-sized piece is made from elk antler with Swarovski crystal eyes. The rattle on the tail moves.
This is an excellent example of handcrafted antler art made by INAKA. This classic design handmade antler animal carving would be an asset to any home. High quality custom designed handmade antler sculpture is a reflection of the owner as well as of the artist.
6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm
2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5”
It is easy to stay inside your shell where you may feel safer. But eventually, everyone needs to come out. Some burst out while others are more reticent. This piece may appeal to those who are more tentative about the outside world. The netsuke-sized piece is carved from elk antler and is nearly indestructible, for those that may appreciate a little talisman to aid the transition.
This is an excellent example of the handcrafted antler art by INAKA. This classic design handmade antler carving would be an asset to any home. High quality custom designed handmade antler sculpture is a reflection of the owner as well as of the artist.
5cm W x 3.5cm D x 4cm H
2”W x 1.25”D x 1.5”H