Each September the mushroom growers in this area (there are alot of them!) hold a Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square . The Festival includes an art show. Here is my entry of four pieces
This piece won the Blue Ribbon. It is carved from basswood and a bronze coating (bronze powder suspended in liquid acrylic.
this abstract piece (Anxiety Taking Flite) was carved from pine and the metallic/acrylic treatment was patinated.
The abstract piece (Single Form) at the left was carved from a piece of 2 x 4 stud and given the "metallizing " treatment.
The stylized bird (Swooping) is alabaster -- a piece of stone so beautiful it overcomes and outshines the carved form.