Above: #3:. Since I have a history of creating birch paintings, I chose to use my Proxxon mini jigsaw to cut this piece. No burning on this one.
BELOW: #7: working outside of the ‘box’ – more three-dimensional design.
I understand that the shape of some of these narrow “People” gourds can be distracting to the viewer (some a bit phallic, some bringing other images to mind). When you view them, I ask that you focus on the artwork I have created and how I have integrated the imagery with the shape and the natural coloring of the gourd itself.