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Artist:  LINDSAY BRANSON
Material:  Blakely Burl Tree Burl



Lindsay Branson from Vancouver Island, BC. 
Lindsay has an uncanny ability to find wildlife within
burl wood and drift wood pieces.

Below, examples of sculpture made by Lindsay Branson.
BBT Museum Piece will be made in a similar spirit to ones shown below.
Lynn finds the wildlife hidden within the wood and will do the same with
the piece she is given from the BBT.

 


"A Brief Encounter" Tortoise


"Interlude" - Duck Carving


"Phantom of the Forest" - Great Horned Owl


"Keep Riding The Wave"


"The Wave" - Four black headed gulls riding the wave


"Woodland Silence"


ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lyndsay Branson makes her home in British Columbia on Canada's Pacific Northwest Coast.

Lindsay has a love for the wild edges of the natural worlds where the forces of nature produce the material for her work. Massive pieces of twisted driftwood, roots and burls, remnants of long-dead trees, now rest in the artist's studio providing her with creative inspiration.

"I take great pride that my art is created from my love affair with wood. Whether found upon the forest floor or shoreline, finding the inspiring piece that I can carve is both challenging and rewarding. I have learned not to judge a piece of wood by its exterior appearance, for beneath the surface I can take it anywhere I want by using my imagination. What I try to achieve with my work is to touch the innermost of human emotions." - Lindsay Branson


On April 24th, 2010 at the 40th Anniversary Ward Foundation World Carving Competition, Vancouver Island artist, Lynn (Lindsay) Branson became the first woman, ever, to win a World Championship title. Since 1970 the Ward Foundation and Salisbury University have sponsored the International event in Ocean City, Maryland, welcoming artists from all over the Globe. This year the attendees included sculptors from the West Indies (Barbados), Japan, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Great Britain, Germany, and Canada.




The winning Interpretive Sculpture, entitled, "Phantom of the Forest" (Great Horned Owl), is on display at the prestigious Ward Foundation Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland, and will remain there for one year.


"Phantom of the Forest"
Great Horned Owl
Best in World Interpretive 2010
Ward Foundation World Carving Competition



Lindsay Branson Sculpture, 2010
Within The Grain of Time
Blakely Burl Tree Limb Wood



The making of "Within The Grain of Time"


Lynn removes the bark from the large piece


Hand Carving begins


Lynn power grinding outside her studio


Tedious hand sanding of details


The Owl's Face finally takes shape after many hours  of hand sanding and detailing.


The finished piece, just oiled, in the studio.

About Lindsay Branson

Proposal: (Approved 6/11/2010 - CBR)

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