A series of large scale carved faces

Since 1993 I have been making a series of large carved faces that are half way between portraiture and masks. I began by using huge hollow tree trunks but lately I've started to construct the face from green oak sleepers before I carve it as thin as I can get it. This means I'm no longer limited to the size of the tree.

 

face 1
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face 2

face 3

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