Hand-carved, wood-panel art

& custom wood pieces

Made in Chico, California

Hand-carved, wood-panel art

Process:  The wood panels are constructed using solid, 3/4" thick poplar.  Wood grain and color variations are considered when joining multiple boards side by side. The panels are then sanded and painted.  Depending on the subject, the design is either hand-drawn or digitally projected and traced on to the panel.  A variety of wood gouges (chisels) are used to cut away the design by hand, revealing the subject and the exposed, textured wood surface.

John Lawrence