Chaos Woods

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

The owl eyes and nose in the grain of the wood were really prominent in this one.

On the side of the bowl, Sarah wood burnt wings.

We scored this beautiful piece of splated Cottonwood log from the neighborhood and Terry discovered, as he turned it on the lathe, that it had an owl's face in the woodgrain. To accentuate the theme Sarah wood burnt some owl wings on the sides.

Originally, we got the wood burner just to sign the toys we made and then add some detail but Sarah has really enjoyed expanding this skill!

 Custom for my sister, portrait of her dogs and one of her chickens on a trip to Japan.

Custom for my sister, portrait of her dogs and one of her chickens on a trip to Japan.

"Thumb Ride to Heaven" started off as a study for the owl wings for the above bowl. 

"Thoughts of Home" - pyrography on Poplar plank mounted on handmade paper.

Still really enjoying the owl wings theme with the addition of Egyptian hieroglyphics as the inspiration we created "Owl and the Egyptian."

Page from the Complete Encyclopedia of Illustration showing Eygyptian religious symbols.

Terry handmade the perfect Walnut wood frame with brass nails for this pyrography wood burning.

This photo of Sarah's grandmother kissing a stuffed bear was the inspiration for "Trip to Alaska".

Grandma Mary Beth Murphy in Alaska in the 1970's.

In the wood burning the woman and the bear kiss over the bar with a martini and a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can.

These days most of our items have some wood burnt details, especially our drink ware, but also toys and sculptures.

Two things Terry and Sarah Snow have in common with the vikings: They love woodworking and festive libations.  Terry turned these hefty walnut goblets on the wood lathe and Sarah embellished them with a beautiful Valkyrie along with several other common characters in Norse mythology, the raven, wolf and ouroboros, plus the Old Norse word for mead. Drink from this goblet and feel the power of the Gods.  

This Walnut wood goblet will bring out your inner Viking! Wood burnt pyrography of a winged helmet on a skull, dragon ouroboros and even Thor's hammer on the back.

Poplar wood shot glass set, wood burnt with decorations representing the bars in the movie, Barfly, based the life of poet Charles Bukowski.

Remember the scene when Fay Dunaway steals the corn or when Mickey Rourke says a toast 'To All my friends!'

Odin's Hat on Mahogany with a dash of white acrylic paint.

Look at the darling little spinning top go! Ballerina shapes turned on the lathe with flying arms attached by small eyelet screws. Each one has tiny hand painted and wood burnt features.

Skeleton Hot Rod!

Vampire dino pull toy with bat, coffin, cob webs and even Prince's "Love Symbol".  Aptly named, by its owner, "Christopher Von Tracy"

Girrafe cork car made with whisky cork wheels.