A Vic Hood Class
Even though wood carving is a “learn by doing” activity, yet it is very helpful to “learn from the best” in terms of those carvers who teach from their experience. Vic Hood is not only an accomplished wood carver, he is also a well respected teacher who has guided many wood carvers into new discoveries.
The “photo trail” shows an Indian Bust carved by Vic Hood and was used as the model for a class I took from him in October, 2007 and the Indian Bust I just finished March, 2008. Vic’s Indian Bust has a natural finish while the one I carved has a painted finish and was carved from an eight inch by six inch by four inch block of basswood.
Vic is a master at putting a “story” into the pose and design of his carvings as well as having so many interesting “side stories” going on within the carving. As I often say, “Wood carving is the journey more than the destination,” the “journey” of learning from Vic is very helpful while the destination of the finished carving shows some of the things I learned on the “journey.” My thanks to Vic for a “fun ride.”