Chaos Woods

Out of Chaos Woods comes curiosities! 
Original wooden art creations by Austin, Texas artists Terry Snow & Sarah Snow.

Wood Carving

Terry Snow carves wood by-hand to make many unique artistic and functional shapes, including spoons.

Some of the spoons are inspired by the tradition of Welsh and Scandinavian Lovespoon making, in which a suitor carves an intricate spoon to demonstrate his love and ability to provide with his woodworking skills.

Some of the carving is combined with other woodworking techniques. For example, carving can be found in some of our sculpture and toys.

This spoon, shaped like a heart with horns and a devil’s tail for the handle, tells the tale of a devil seducing an angel. Sarah has pyrographic drawn a demon and an angel on the inside and wings on the back of the spoon.

On the back of the spoon are an angel and a devil wing.

This Walnut ladle was made by turning it on the wood lathe and then carving the finial tip of the handle and the hollow of the spoon.

Death's-head hawkmoth pyrographic drawing in a heart of rose vines.

The death's-head hawkmoth's cocoon is pyrographic drawn on the back.

On this spoon the cycles of life are represented by the death's-head hawkmoth’s three stages of life entwined in a rose vine. The death's-head hawkmoth's caterpillar is pyrographic drawn climbing up the side of the spoon, presumable circumventing the obstacles of the rose vine.

The death's-head hawkmoth's caterpillar is pyrographic drawn climbing up the side of the spoon, presumable circumventing the obstacles of the rose vine.

In the below art piece, the heart and small spoon are carved from one piece of Mahogany wood mounted on a piece of Poplar with an antique square-cut steel nail. This piece is a celebration of love but also the risks of exposing your heart.

Note the small space between the spoon and the Poplar backing board.

The spoon hovers slightly away from the Poplar backing

Symbolically the nail is driven into the heart.