WOOD SPIRIT CARVING SHOP
River Bark Treasures is the name of my wood carving shop located in the southeast corner or (Bootheel) of Missouri. Thus far I prefer carving natural driftwood bark pieces which were deposited from Eastern Cottonwood trees along the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. I also carve wood spirits into walking sticks and have recently begun to carve cedar fence post spirits.
When carving these unique pieces, I'm continually amazed at the diversity in expressions that come from the wood. I begin carving with a particular image in mind and find the wood to take a course of its own resulting in a true “wood spirit” from within. The old tired and weathered faces seem to reflect a fulfilling life and an arduous journey.
Once the carvings are complete, I identify them with a number, and the closing touch is to place my signature and a date on the backside of each piece.
Their final resting-place appropriately becomes a special location in someone's home, cabin, office, shop, deck, etc. Their journey has ultimately come full circle.
Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
Created by Spirit Carver: David Childers
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