Copper Ginkgo

Editor's Choice - Feb 05, 2015

Every year I make something out of wood and donate it to the Memphis Child Advocacy “Works of Heart” auction that benefits abused children.

This piece is this year’s donation. It is made of yellow heart wood. The actual leaf is 13″ × 41″ and the velvet covered ply with Walnut trim top and bottom measure 24″ × 51″ so it makes quite a presence in the gallery.

The leaf is carved with angle grinder and the new Arbortech turbo plane which really helped sculpt this quickly.

Hope you like it. I do start with a real ginkgo leaf and use that for inspiration and guidance.

Woods: yellowheart walnut

Tools: angle grinder turboplane table saw bandsaw



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Michal Bulla ...

Wow, it looks great!

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Im blown away. I thought this was a hand carving till i read the description. I had to show my wife this and she was blown away to. So high compliments from us.

lightweightladylefty ...


Your artistry always amazes. Do let us know how well it does. I know your past efforts have brought incredible results of which your pieces are certainly deserving.


Martin Sojka ...

Lovely art as always, Ellen.

Thorreain ...

Absolutely beautiful piece. Great choice of woods, exceptional artistry.

MsDebbieP ...

extraordinary … I always love your work!!

Shin ...

Very nice, very unusual. Beautiful.

tinnman65 ...

Very beautiful piece for a great cause.

Mike40 ...

Great piece.

Steve66 ...

Awesome job and concept!

a1jim ...

A very elegant work of art ellen.

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