Out of Chaos Woods comes curiosities!
Wooden art creations by Austin, Texas artists Terry Snow & Sarah Snow.
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!
Still really enjoying the owl wings theme with the addition of Egyptian hieroglyphics as the inspiration we created "Owl and the Egyptian."
This photo of Sarah's grandmother kissing a stuffed bear was the inspiration for "Trip to Alaska".
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.
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.