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I am a self taught sculptor who works primarily in wood, stone and bronze. I've been carving for more then 30 years. I am a subtractive sculptor, where I take away from a single block with hand tools, often leaving tool marks behind as a sort of fingerprint. My preferences of wood are apple, cherry, butternut and walnut. These are hardwoods with very distinctive grains and colors. Stone - marble, soapstone and alabaster. My style is a fusion of realism and neo-classicalism. This enables the viewer to recognize the subject matter and at the same time allows me the freedom of self-expression. The basic goal in each piece is to show motion in the subject matter. Whether it be a puffin standing on a rock, with it's head turned ninety degrees, inquisitively looking at something that just startled it or a falcon a half second from flight. The sculpture's emotion allows the viewer to recognize a bit of humanity in the subject matter portrayed. I have won more than one hundred ribbons, Best of Show awards, prize money and have been featured on television - Doug Rafferty's "Doug's Discoveries", newspaper features, Wildfowl Carving and Collecting Magazine Lake Living Magazine.

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Black Walnut Woodspirit with pipe

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Comedy

"Apple Bite" - butternut
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"Frogs Book"- butternut
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Horse in butternut

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Red tailed hawk, butternut

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Horse bust, cherry

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Chipmunk - butternut

Grapes in black walnut

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Barrow's golden eye in Tupelo and acrylic

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Mountain Lion

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Waiting for Mom

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21 Broadwing Way
Bridgton, ME 04009

Phone: 207-647-0949

Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

wljanelle@yahoo.com

www.facebook.com/williamjanellecarving

Loraine Janelle - Photographer