3D Optical Illusion - Basswood
This unique Chip Carved plate instantly draws attention and generates conversation. It can be displayed as a wallhanging, or on a mantel, table, or shelf using an easel or similar technique.
The illusion of a sphere is hard to believe at first site if the viewer knows it is actually flat. Once seen, it's almost impossible to be "unseen", meaning the illusion of a spherical shape is all the viewer can see after that. This optical illusion is the result of combining geometric principles, a flat Plain Edge Basswood plate, the Chip Carving style of woodcarving, a very sharp chip carving knife, and special wood staining and finishing techniques. One can see the results in this photo.
It requires accurate measurements and attention to detail throughout the layout and carving processes. Using a 10" diameter plate as an example, a 1/64" mis-measurement will compound in all directions and result in a 1/2" error at the outside edge by the time the layout is completed. Such a layout would not be usable, of course.
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Custom Orders: Multiple combinations of size, color, and finish are possible. I welcome custom work and will be happy to provide prices for commissions based on any of these variables. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-226-6040 to share your thoughts.