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Carved Birds


Thanks very much to Steve Keene for his contribution to the Gallery.

His charming 'Three Birds' carving is a high relief based on a design he found on the internet. The original drawing is what is known as a mon, a heraldic or family crest from Japan. If you search online for 'mon' or 'kamon' images, you'll find  much to inspire.

These ancient Japanese devices are 2-dimensional. Steve has taken the simple design and run with it in this charming woodcarving.

Steve's piece is in Oak with a wax finish and 8in. (200mm) in diameter.