This weekend is the sixteenth Annual Hamilton Wood Show http://www.hamiltonshows.com/Wood-Show.php which is held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum,http://www.warplane.com/ . I only attended on Saturday, January 29th.
You must walk through the warplane museum to get to the wood show, I snapped a few pictures of these antique planes. from a historical point of view, they are interesting to look at. It is amazing that pilots flew these machines and fought battles in the air!
http://www.fredzavadilwoodcarving.com/ . It is truly a wonderful work of art and deserved the first place win.
I could not help taking this picture. Piet Mondrian is well known for his geometric designs. There are many stained glass artists who have used his ideas in stained glass windows. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piet_Mondrian
I stopped to speak with Neil Cox who is a carver and a sculptor. I was very impressed with the piece that he had with him. He was also working on a new carving as well. It was very original and well conceived in design. You can see more of Neil's work on his website, http://www.zaleski.ca/neilz_c/ .Neil did not enter this carving into the competition because he was one of the judges.
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the 16th Hamilton wood Show. It was entertaining and inspiring. I met lots of people and it acted as an inspiration for me to work harder at carving and sculpting wood. I think that I will even submit one of my pieces for the woodcarving championships next year.