I have recently read two great books about spoons; by barnthespoon and hatchetandbear . I just recently visited northhousefolkschooland on Friday my own book theartofwhittling is released on carltonbooks.
The more I carve spoons and the more I feel that other people get involved in spooncarving, the more meaningful it feels. And the more meaningful it feels the more spiritual it is.
Yesterday’s carving was total enlightenment – every single cut felt meaningful.
And I decided to do something I don’t do – an art spoon.
The knife and the axe: there is a constant flow.
The shape of the handle represents the constant unsymmetrical and shifting flow of the river. The carvings are the little spirits of the woods, the axe and the knife.