Carl Patrick – Wood Carvings
I've always been fascinated by the beautiful grains and rich textures of our native hardwoods and started carving wood many years ago. Over the years, I've found that the character of the wood I use gives a special feel to my carvings.
Celtic knots have interested me for many years, so it seemed natural to put carving and the knots together. Many Celtic knots have a special symbolism, while others are simply beautiful patterns. All of them are endless paths, symbolizing eternity and the continuity of life.
The rich wood brings life to the figures I carve, making it the ideal medium for my work. I use only a light finish, with little or no stain, so the beauty of the wood stands on its own. Each figure is unique, with a distinct personality and character.