This feature member hails from Sweden. Bo Ihde received his first knife at the age of 8, and has been carving ever since. His real love and talent for carving began in the mid 1990. Many of his carvings are inspired from Bronze Age stone carvings and his folk ancestry.

 The birdhead is a symbol for shamanism, an early form of religion. He also likes to produce graceful sculptures, and sometimes even comical pieces. Bo contends there is nothing more rewarding than a laughing spectator when viewing his humorous works of art. In terms of material, Bo prefers the Swedish Leaf Tree.

 For coloring, he often will use a strong coffee and an assortment of oils. For his larger works, Bo relies on a chainsaw to formulate the overview of the object then will also use electric drill and a combination of his own shaped knives and other hand tools. For more information you can contact him at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or link to his photo album:

Also check out Bo's carving in the Gallery Section .... 


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