I carved this Lilly just for a bit of fun really and to have a go at doing something different. It was approximately 2' long, and was constructed out of Tulip wood (Poplar) for the stem(as Poplar has such a beautiful, Natural green colour to it), Purple Heart for the petal's and Bud, and Wenge for the Stamen (or, at least I think that's what they're called - The bit's that the pollen is on?). I always try to avoid colouring/Dying timber. If possible, as in this case I try to use the natural properties of the materials to create interesting contrasts in colour etc.
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