Carved Gun Stock

This work is not high art, but part of my practice that I call ‘Jobbing Sculptor” where I take on whatever a commissioner wants in the belief that some of the work will widen my skill set. The brief here was to carve a copy of a silver candlestick with a sprig of holly onto a shot gun stock. I had never carved walnut before and never worked on such expensive material. The gun seemed to be £2000 plus on Google!!! The work is small and was done with scalpels very carefully