The making of wooden sculpture "Easter Island 71"

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.

 Cutting out the board and stacking them 

Cutting out the board and stacking them 

 Glueing the boards

Glueing the boards

 Carving the head

Carving the head

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

 Final carving and sanding

Final carving and sanding