Commemorating a much loved dog, this was commissioned as a house sign to be fixed to a stone wall. It required considerable reference to photographs to get the dog's particular character. The leaves and fungi in the carving indicate the rural setting of the house. The leaves of the mountain ash, or rowan, allude to the dog's name. The panel is carved in oak, painted with acrylic colours and finished with exterior acrylic varnish.
33.5cm x 54cm x 4cm
When commissioned to make a carved house sign, a headboard or any special piece I pay attention to the client's particular wishes and invite them to contribute ideas and collaborate with the design. As the project develops and progresses I send emails with photos of sketches, drawings and work in progress.