The Wood Art Of Mark Doolittle

Decorative Vessel "The Beauty Within"
This sculptural vessel was carved from a gourd. The relief carving contains a centrally inset orchid carved from wood (Basswood). The non-carved surfaces were covered by handmade paper and then wood-burned to create a stained-glass appearance.
Free-Standing Wood Sculpture "Ammonite"
This sculpture was carved from a single block of Amboyna Burl, an exotic wood from Indonesia. It features a fossil ammonite, inset into the front of the piece, that is approximately 150 million year old.
Free-Standing Wood Sculpture "Coral Reef"
Coral Reef is a free-standing wood sculpture that can be viewed from all angles. It was carved from Basswood, an American hardwood, and the edges stained to mimic the vibrant colors of underwater reefs. It rests on a stand of African Padauk with an inset piece of Arizona sandstone. Detailed "pierced" carvings comprising holes & fissures were made using a variety of rotary bits and burrs. This pattern provides a sense of growth like the colonization of millions of coral polyps that build natural reef structures.
Free-Standing Wood Sculpture "Blooming"
This sculpture was carved from a single block of Amboyna Burl, an exotic wood from Indonesia. It rests on a carved base of Bubinga, a wood from Africa. It can be viewed from all sides, and is a good representation of my style and approach, which attempts to capture the dynamics of biological form and growth.
Free-Standing Wood Sculpture "Palm Flower"
This wood sculpture was carved from African Padauk, and features a fossil ammonite from Morocco (200 million years old) inset into the center of the flower. The sculpture rests on a piece of fossilized Palm, inset into a base of African Padauk.
Decorative Vessel "Fire Bowl"
This sculptural vessel was carved from a gourd. The non-carved surfaces were covered by handmade paper and then wood-burned to create a stained-glass appearance.
Carved Mantle Clock "Celtic Garden"
Wood Mantle or Desk clock was carved from Chakte Viga, an exotic wood from Central America. The hands were carved from the African wood Bubinga and the clock rests on a base of Chakte Viga with an inset of Arizona sandstone. The back features a carved cover with an inset fossil ammonite that hides the clockworks. The clockworks is a quartz, high-torque movement that runs on a single AA battery.
Decorative Vessel "Spiral Nebula"
Decorative vessel was carved from a gourd, and features a centrally located gemstone (crab fire agate). The non-carved surface was covered with handmade paper and wood-burned to create a stained-glass appearance.
Decorative Vessel "Swirling Leaves"
Organic, decorative vessel carved from a gourd. The non-carved surfaces are covered with handmade paper, and then wood-burned to create a stained glass, mosaic appearance.
Wall Sculpture "Wild Flower"
This wall hanging was carved from Basswood; the outer, round frame was covered with collaged, handmade paper that was then wood-burned to create a stained-glass appearance. The flower carving contains an inset turquoise stone in the center, and stain was applied by air-brush.
Decorative Vessel "Mordedura"
This decorative vessel was carved from a gourd. The green mosaic pattern was created by covering the gourd surface with handmade paper followed by wood-burning. The carved gourd rests on a wooden base of African Padauk.
Mantle Or Desk Clock "Coral Reef"
A large Mantle or Desk Clock featuring a fossil ammonite at its center, carved from a single block of Spalted Maple Burl. The back of the clock is supported by a sheet of carved wood (African Padauk) and the clock rests on a wood base (Bubinga). The clockworks is a quartz, high-torque movement that runs on a single AA battery.
Mantle Or Desk Clock "Ancient Sea Form"
A large Mantle or Desk Clock featuring a fossil ammonite at its center, carved from the South American wood Keolbra with radiating Walnut spines. The clock hangs on a round, Plexiglass back supported by a wood base (Bubinga). The clockworks is a quartz, high-torque movement that runs on a single AA battery.
Mantle Or Desk Clock "Sea Foam"
Wood Mantle or Desk clock was carved from a single block of Basswood and features an inset fossil ammonite from Madagascar (150 million years old). The hands were carved from African Padauk. The clockworks is a quartz, high-torque movement that runs on a single AA battery.
Handmade Art Book "Fossil Fish"
This handmade book has carved covers from the exotic wood Afzelial Burl, and features an inset fossil fish (50 million years old). The binding is hand sewn with wax linen using the method of two needle coptic sewing; no glue is used in the binding. The signatures are comprised of sheets of white linen paper; the signature is then wrapped in a sheet of colorful handmade paper.
Handmade Art Book "Tide Pools"
Handmade book with wood covers carved from the exotic burl wood Afzelia. The front cover features inset fossil ammonites (150 million years old). The signatures are comprised of white linin paper wrapped with a single sheet of colorful handmade paper. The signatures and covers are bound using the method of two needle coptic sewing, which binds the book together without glue but with waxed linen.
Free-Standing Wood Sculpture "Beautiful Mind"
This is a free-standing wood sculpture; the female bust is carved from Basswood and rests on a Walnut base. The shields behind the bust are carved from Mahogany; real butterflies from around the world are encased within the curly Maple frame with clear plexiglass front and back.
Wood Sculpture With Removable Pin Or Pendant
This unique wood sculpture was design around a piece of jewelry designed by Michele Foster. The pin/pendant can be removed and replaced easily. The sculpture was carved from the Central American wood Kelobra and rests on a base of Maple burl.
Wood Sculpture With Removable Pin Or Pendant
This unique wood sculpture was design around a piece of jewelry designed by Michele Foster. The pin/pendant can be removed and replaced easily. The sculpture was carved from the South American wood Chakte Viga and rests on a curly Bubinga base.
Wood Sculpture With Removable Pin Or Pendant
This unique wood sculpture was design around a piece of jewelry designed by Michele Foster. The pin/pendant can be removed and replaced easily. The sculpture was carved from the Central American wood Kelobra and rests on a base of the African wood Bubingal.
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