A Piece for Mama

I carved this work for the mothers of the world.  It is carved from cedar.

48” x 18” x 2”

70's                                   NFS 

Brothers of the Square

I wanted to do something for the Masonic brothers. it took many years for me to build up enough courage to create the work. 

Oak                                                                                          1000                      

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A Piece for Daddy

I was a little boy riding in the truck with daddy.  I spotted this piece of wood in a pond and wanted it.  Daddy went into the water and got this piece of wood for me.  I carved it for him.

33” x 13” x 4”

Pecan  (early 60's)                          NFS

Holy Father

While working at Mississippi Valley State University, I met  a man  who said, he had a piece of wood I could have.  He said it came out of a church. People often give me wood,  which I sometime use later so I accepted it.  In the wood I saw a cross with people looking toward it, and  black angels hovering overhead. There was also a pulpit.  

43” x 16” x 1”

Walnut           Private Collection

He Heard My Cry

This work is from driftwood.  While I was carving it, I played the blues.  When I finished, I heard the spiritual "I Know the Lord He Heard My Cry."

37" x 11" x 4”

Driftwood                       Private Collection          

Holding it In

Sometimes it is better to just hold it in, rather than speak it.  We hold in feelings.  

2015                                Private Collection