Self Defense, 2012, linden, cherry, rose thorns.
First from a set of new shots of both new and old, but recently photographed work. Further exploring integration of other organic matter in carvings, and the contrast between smooth forms and the texture of the rose thorns. A bit of lens distortion in the face which I couldn't be bothered to take out. Disturbingly this makes it look a bit like a female self-portrait, oy.