Weary from his wanderings, the Wizard pauses for a moment to rest. Even his friend Owl is sleeping in the crook of Wizard’s staff. His pouch contains the ancient scrolls he’s been seeking for many years, which Wizard knows means only more work to come once he reaches his retreat.
Note: Cypress knees are particularly difficult to carve in detail. Because of the way they grow, the grain direction changes unexpectedly every quarter inch resulting in tearouts unless extreme care is taken. The rewards are unexpected graining patterns which enhance the figure.