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A Guitar for Carrie Underwood

  • September 27, 2016
A Guitar for Carrie Underwood

Last night, Mark and I, along with the marketing staff at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, presented the "Hockitar" to it's new owner, Carrie Underwood! The civic center always gives gifts to touring artists. They called upon Mark to carve this custom guitar with a hockey stick neck. Mark burned onto the back of the guitar her name and her husband's name and hockey number (#12 Mike Fisher with the Nashville Predators). Thanks to the Berglund marketing staff, we met Carrie before the show,...

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Trout wood sculpture wall hanging

  • August 29, 2015
Trout wood sculpture wall hanging

Mark waited until he found the perfect piece of wood for this trout which was a gift for a friend. The trout has a flat back with a hanging wire. Our friend has it hanging above a large wall of windows in the great room.

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Football player and cheerleader tikis

  • June 28, 2015
Football player and cheerleader tikis

Besides a few crazy tikis around here carved for the hell of it, there haven't been many others, that it, until this football player and cheerleader tiki couple. Mark carved this wild, sporty, spirited pair for a friend's pool/patio/party area. Since the fiend is also a Virginia Tech football fan, Mark added maroon and orange paint accents. The blank space on the cheerleader's megaphone works perfectly for a custom message or image.

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‘Tis the season for pumpkins and pine trees

  • September 28, 2014
‘Tis the season for pumpkins and pine trees

Every year from mid-September through mid-December, Mark carved oodles of pumpkins and pine trees. They are made from poplar and cedar wood and left in their natural state. The cedar wood smells amazing! They made great gifts for friends and family and look great as indoor and outdoor decor (entryways, mantles, hearths, landings, porches, gardens). The natural pumpkins are $35, the torched pumpkins are $40 and the pine trees are $45. View the gallery page.

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2013 Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival

  • August 3, 2014
2013 Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival

It's almost time for the 2014 Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival at Rebec Vineyards in Amherst. We'll be there, and here are some pictures from last year. The rain never did completely go away but the popular event still had a great crowd. We made new friends and got to see some of our clients and friends from the previous year. Mark carved  about two dozen pumpkins in various shapes and sizes. They were rustic in style and burnt with a torch to give it the dark accents and shading. They look great...

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Gallery at Rockfish Gap Country Store

  • August 3, 2014
Gallery at Rockfish Gap Country Store

We had always heard about the antique and home and garden decor store at Rockfish Gap. We boosted our exposure last fall by renting space in the store. They had a beautiful, large wood table in the loft space, and we filled it with Mark's wood sculptures. The table displayed bears, eagles, owls, hawks, roosters, a pair of cattle horns, a shark, and a pair of ammonite shells. Mark also set a big black bear out in front of the store. That big fellow draw a lot of attention!  

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The Iconic Wing

  • September 29, 2013
The Iconic Wing

There are so many meanings behind the image of a wing: mythological, religious, iconic, mystical, symbolic, personal. They are such a graceful and powerful form.

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Family of perched owls

  • September 16, 2013
Family of perched owls

Mark has been carving lots of small to medium size owls of all types and styles on decorative, rustic bases.

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Texas Longhorns

  • August 25, 2013
Texas Longhorns

We're starting to do more smaller sculptures which make a statement as table centerpieces in any room of the house or on entryway consoles, on a hearth, on a patio, anywhere you can imagine. This decorative pair was carved from Poplar wood and are styled after the Texas Longhorn. We've been moving them around the house and love how great they look whether they are the main focus or flank another centerpiece or decorative object.  

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Pet Raccoon

  • July 27, 2013
Pet Raccoon

Mark carved this adorable round gray raccoon as a gift for the client's wife who, for a time, cared for an orphan baby raccoon. Her name is Lucy.

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