After having created several sculptures by glueing redwood boards vertically, I started several sculptures by stacking pieces horizontally. In fact, I cut, sanded and glued 71 wood pieces for the Moai sculpture below. Many of the cut-out layers have a simple shape that is similar to the shape of Easter Island - that's why I named the sculpture "Easter Island 71". Below are a few pictures that show the process steps of stacking, glueing, and carving.
Finally, after lots and lots of sanding, I applied several coats of linseed oil to bring out the warm colors of the redwood grain and to protect the wood. Take a look at the finished Easter Island 71 sculpture.