Hebert's Carvings

Tree Carving, Tree Spirits, Living art

Portraits, Tree spirits

  

LEGEND OF WOOD SPIRITS
There are wood spirit legends in almost every culture as far back as history goes, focusing on Native American, African. It's being told that wood carvers from these cultures looked for a face, animal, or other character that they saw imbedded in the grain of the wood, then worked to "release" it.

Many different cultures throughout history have believed that "Spirits" inhabit the trees of the forest. Some believed that Spirits were living within the tree from its beginning, others believed the spirits of passed ancestors returned to the earth and existed in one of its many forms.

The legend of the wood spirits marked with an effigy, carving or containing naturally appearing images of spirits, are considered very good luck. Some of the best wood spirits are carved from twisted roots and branches, which use the natural form of the wood to present the spirit's face, bringing blessings and good luck to those who shelter them.

 

 

Native girl

Portrait Carvings

Portrait Carving, Emile, Brian, Roland

          

John, carved from Basswood

Sea Captains

 

Native Portraits

Native Portraits

  

         

              

Sailor and Wind Spirit

Wind Spirit below with Asphalt pruning coating.

   

Cedar Masks

        

                           

Wood Spirits

Snowy Owl

Tree Spirits

 

Tree Spirits

Three Cedar Masks

Sea Captain

Sea Captain with Infinity symbol, carved in Grand Bay  "Ash tree"

                   

 

Cedar Portrait

Cedar Portrait