Each of my pieces is hand carved and may include a variety of woods. I mainly use linden, but also work with cedar, pine and aspen. The pieces are then hand painted in rich, layered color and antiqued to give them an aged feel. Some pieces may include wire, tin, glass beads, found objects, hardware or clear resin.
Inspiration for my pieces comes from many places. Vintage folk art, antique toys and old circus and vaudeville posters to name a few. Some of my carvings will be completed in a couple of days. Others will sit around my studio for weeks, and even months, waiting to be finished. Those are usually my favorite pieces, maybe because I have lived with them for awhile. Each one is hand made from start to finish for a unique, one of a kind artful object.www.gregguedel.com