Hand Carved Wood Sculpture ‘Single Flamestone’ by Michael Crook
This hand carved wood sculpture ‘Single Flamestone’ by Michael Crook is another fine example of polished wood art.
The flame is made from seasoned tulip wood which is hand sculpted to the desired shape, then sanded down to a smooth finish before being coloured using water-based dyes. Once dried, it is re-sanded, sealed and finished with several coats of clear shellac polish, before being waxed.
The dying process does not cover the natural grain of the tulipwood but instead enhances its beauty. The flame is set onto a shaped, then sealed, Bath stone base using strong screws and glue.
Like any quality piece of wood furniture, this hand carved wood sculpture will last indefinitely in a modern heated indoor environment but is unsuitable for an outdoor location.
This majestic sculpture can certainly hold its own alone, or you might like to pair it with more flames to create a warm ‘glow’ in the home.
Hand Carved Wood Sculpture Artist
Michel Crook has been creative since childhood and his interest in art and woodwork was ignited at school. He subsequently combined his love for these exciting subjects at Art college, resulting in a deep passion for wooden sculptures. And the rest they say is history!
Michael enjoys the privilege of taking an already unique and beautifully formed natural material and turning it into one of his splendid designs. He is inspired by the wondrous lines that exist all around us in the natural world. He likes to observe all kinds of things including birds, fish, the human form and flames to name but a few. These observations form the initial basis for his designs, but he is not subservient to the subject matter. Instead, the idea is allowed to alter, grow, and develop as he enters an artistic ‘flow’. This process means that every sculpture is unique and has its own special significance.
A perfectionist by nature, Michael’s sculptures are finished to an incredibly high standard. However, he knows that there is always more to learn and he continues to develop his understanding of old and new methods of wood finishing techniques.
Michael’s majestic sculptures are designed to adorn your interior space and are not suitable for an outdoor location. The designs are simply stunning and will suit both traditional and contemporary styled décor and will last a lifetime.