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This is the first wood project I made that is undeniably complete. Everything I carved prior to this felt like a trial run leading up to this piece. I made this in my wood carving class following the instruction to create an organic form. I felt the snail would be a great way for me to demonstrate multiple skills: being able to block out the general shape of the snail, shaping the angular transitions between each level of the shell, shaping wood into tiny forms to be fitted into the head for the eyes, and burning the dotted texture on the surface of the snail's body - it called for the application of all my learning.

Below are photos of the final carving, as well as some process photos. I'm happy that I was able to meet the exact dimensions that I had planned for the carving to measure.

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