Lost and Found: Master Carver Peter Boex in his Studio
December 6, 2013

We are very excited that ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers is being published by Living Paintings as a Touch to See book. This cult children’s classic contains the most exquisite illustrations, which have now been wonderfully captured and made into a master artwork, by wood sculptor Peter Boex, for the creation of our Touch to See publication.

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Below is a ‘step by step’ set of photographs, taking you through the process of creating the carvings for a Living Paintings Touch to See book, by Peter.

Peter Boex drawings

Here are Peter’s drawings, ready to be traced onto the wood he has gathered.

Peter Boex drawings on wood

Here we have the traced images marked onto various bits of different sized wood, ready to be cut.

Peter Boex Jigsaw

The above photo is a close-up of the wonderful detailing of the carving, demonstrating how skilfully Peter uses a jigsaw to cut around such a tricky illustration.

Peter Boex Spacing

This photo gives us an idea of how intricate the detailing of the image is. Thankfully Peter has a very steady hand, and makes cutting out the space around the image look like easy work.

Peter Boex - the glueing process

Now we have arrived at the glueing part of the process, and in this picture we have lots of clamps, which are required to firmly stick down the component parts of the overall image.

Peter Boex Hand Carving

…and finally, time for a bit of hand carving to finish off with. How beautifully has Peter has carved the umbrella?!


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