Custom Carved Gourds by Marilyn Sunderland
A newer style of gourd Bill Colligen is creating replicate, with stunning accuracy, the look of ancient ritual vessels from China.
"Egg" 16"h x 20"w x 12"d. Carving by Mark Doolittle; paper applique by Kathy Doolittle. George Post, photography.
Jordan Straker, blows our mind away with his outstanding gourd art. Here's his latest work, "It's a Wrap", believe it or not it's all gourd!
Exquisitely carved, drilled, and etched gourd shells shipped from Senegal. The elaborate patterns are not just for show, though – they are made to cast spectacular light displaces on interior ceilings, walls and floors.
12 Gorgeous Gourds: Tropical Lamps Swirl Light & Shadow
"Spirit of LA", by Patricia Boyd.
Patricia Boyd, "Women of Struggle. Detailed, vividly colored figures tell stories of life on Kenyan plains, each with an energy, life force, palpable. “I see gourds like individual fingerprints. As earth’s original vessels, each grows in its own unique form. I want my work to tell a story and speak to your heart. I don’t look for the perfect shapes when shopping for gourds, I see a potential in almost every gourd because there is so much you can do as you allow your imagination to be free.”
Jordan Straker doesn't believe in horsing around. For 20 years working in the medium of wood, this Alberta carver has used his amazing leather-look wooden delights to win the attention of art collectors around the world, as well as 285 top carving awards,including; ~ 5 time winner of the Richmond Carving Show and Sale ~ Best in the Northwest ~ Fraser Valley Championship ~ 11 time winner at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Auction including Best New Artist, 4 Best in Show, 4 Collector's Choic...