I made a short video to show my new wood sculpture based on two pieces of sculpture Hill Cherry from the same tree but difference branches.
I stripped the bark and trimmed the pieces then sanded with a belt sander to get an overall shape and similar thickness to the trunk part of the form.
The human form seemed to spring out from them when I put them together. It also seemed to strike a chord and the name “Androgyny” popped into my head. Neither male or female but both parts of the human form. How, that came from two branches I am not quite sure!
I finished it by filling some of the cracks with cherry dust and glue. Then a detail sander and layer of olive oil to bring a shine and provide the final finish.
My gap is produced by three small dowels carefully drilled for an even gap!