Thursday, November 25, 2010

Architectural Woodcarving in Maricao, PR

The third set of columns have been carved with Passion Flower vines on the top and coquis and grass on the bottom. Here is a closeup of the column near the kitchen  located in the center of the house. The ripe parcha fruit was positioned above the kitchen counter as an inspiration to the chefs. 
Above is a closeup of the passion flower leaves by the kitchen.

And a closeup of the matching column by the spiral staircase.
Here is a photo of the base of the columns carved with a friendly coqui tree frog to greet the visitors.

And below is a sneak peak at the beginning work on the last set of columns with the ocean scene.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Architectural Woodcarving in Maricao, PR

Here is a picture of the finished grape vine columns at the entrance of the dining room.  At the center on the back wall is my coqui and foliage panel perfectly at home in the mountain paradise.
And a sneak peak at the 3rd set of columns, which have evolved from the original design of ivy, to grass and coquis on the bottom of the columns.  The tops of these 10 foot columns will be carved with  passion flower vines dripping from the top.