Monday, September 16, 2013

Woodworking Sculptor & Iceman - Flint Edward

We have featured Flint Edward in our earlier blog post (click here if you haven't read the post or seen the amazing pictures yet) and he is known for his work with wood and ice, which is nothing short of amazing. 

Check out more of Flint's recent work below.

Wedgetail Eagle With Fish
Location: Perth Motor Lodge Flag, WA

For this sculpture Flint wanted to stay with the Australian animals theme. This tree had three limbs coming off it and Flint had to come up with a concept that would utilize the timber. Flint also wanted to carve an animal that had "life" to it and from the structure of the tree it would be perfect to carve an eagle swooping down to attack it's prey. The challenge in this sculpture was getting the proportions right and structurally conveying the carving.

Inspiration for sculpture: 
Flint lives in the country, Green Hills which is 23km from York and there is a hill nearby that has a family of wedgetail eagles which he sees every day.
Tools Used: Arbortech Mini-Grinder, Power Chisel and sanding discs.

Process: 
  1. Debarking
  2. Chainsaw work - This step took a whole to talk the bulk of the wood out and working out the proportions. The time for this process really depends on what project it is so therefore, timing varies. The main chainsaw work here is to take the main bulk of the timber away.
  3. Proportions - When Flint carves out the proportions he is careful to not add too much definition so he has room to move with proportions if needed. Once he is happy with the proportions he works on the definition and hard cuts. Once it is down to this stage he will then look at the finer details and works from here.
Completion time: Three and a half weeks

Stay tuned for more work from Flint!

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