running, jumping, or walking, subtle twists or turns of the body can
ultimately give a carving a sense of motion. That concept is proven
Carvers of America members offer up a variety of carvings of
figures in motion. All of them are humorous and several carvings share
a similar "theme."
Among them are a cowboy on a "quick" trip to the outhouse and another
who has been there, met up with a bee's nest, and is making a fast
getaway. Sports figures, superheroes, dancers, a fireman, and even a
surfing chicken are among the delightful characters who move their way
through this book.
Phil Bishop provides step-by-step instructions for
carving that "Green Apple Quick Step." Suggestions are also provided
for painting and finishing. Other chapters feature the individual
carvers with information about them and their works, along with photos
of the works in progress, and beautiful studio photographs of the
Patterns are provided for readers who want to carve
these pieces, giving them their own personal twist.
Caricatures in Motion
by Caricature Carvers of America
Schiffer Publishing, 2011