by Loraine Ahearn-Mintzer in New Art on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Gary Burns is a self-taught wood carver who creates amazingly intricate and beautiful works in wood. From his Tree Wizard Gallery in the northwest United States, Woods carves ‘wood spirits’, each unique, with a magical personality all its own. Several years ago, I came across one of his listings on eBay, and purchased it. I was awed by how beautiful his work is. He bonds with the medium in such a way that the original essence of it is preserved, and it’s raw, natural beauty maintained. The end result is truly magic.