Carving Masterpieces

October 28th, 2008 Posted in culture, lifestyle

Written by Shanie

One thing about the Lakes District that I love is the wood carving craftsmanship. Whether we are talking about intricate log cabin masterpieces with descriptive hobbit-style doors or stumps of wood that become a piece of art, the wooden sculptures are truly breathtaking.

Today, while in El Bolsón enjoying some acupuncture and a little craft fair action, I was taking in the surroundings. The mascot of the town’s plaza once again drew me in. A once nondescript, dead tree, this awe-inspiring depiction of multiple faces and beings is now one of El Bolsón’s show-stoppers.

The wood carving abilities throughout the region are inspiring to me. Always an artist in hiding, the appreciation in this area for the artistic flair stirs my creative energy. But I’ll leave the wood sculpture art to the locals. Their amazing abilities is something I am much more comfortable viewing from the sidelines.

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