Fine Woodcarving and Sculpture
GWB Elk transom

Hand Carved Entryways + Panels by Maine Woodcarver John Bryan

bas-relief, door, Entryways, Mantel

An entryway should set the tone and standard for what's inside. I'm often asked if I have a favorite project I've done. The GWB entryway shown in the first ten images of this scroll would be it if I had to choose. It took a year to carve them.

GWB Elk transom

GWB Elk transom

Transom panel spanning a double door entryway into a gentleman's hunt room. One of a commissioned ten panel set featuring the Wheel of Life.

15 1/2" x 60" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

GWB Bear Transom

GWB Bear Transom

Transom panel spans a double door entryway into a hunt room. One of a commissioned ten panel set featuring the Wheel of Life.

15 1/2" x 60" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

GWB East

GWB East

The Eagle is the Spiritkeeper of the East and watches over the first three moons of each year. Each month's moon is represented here by their totem animals (deer, beaver and hawk) and companion plants. (Ginseng, tobacco and comfrey)

35" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

 

GWB West

GWB West

The Grizzly bear is the Spiritkeeper of the West and watches over three fall moons. Each moon is represented here by it's totem animals (raven, snake and elk) and companion plants (mullein, thistle and red cedar)

35" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

GWB South

GWB South

The Coyote is the Spiritkeeper of the south and watches over the three moons of summer. Each moon is represented by it's totem animal (sturgeon, flicker, brown bear) and companion plants (sage clover comfrey, raspberries)

35" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

GWB North

GWB North

The buffalo is the Spiritkeeper of the North and watches over three winter moons. Each moon is represented here by their totem animals (otter, cougar and hawk) and companion plants (plantain, quaking aspen, violets)

35" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

GWB Butterfly

GWB Butterfly

Native peoples believed a person was born into one of four clans. This is the Butterfly clan panel with butterfly weed and quaking aspen.

24" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

GWB Frog Clan

GWB Frog Clan

Trophy room door panel. One of a set of ten featuring a Medicine Wheel Frog clan shield.

24" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

 

GWB Thunderbird Clan

GWB Thunderbird Clan

Trophy room door panel. One of  set of ten featuring a Medicine Wheel Thunderbird clan shield.

24" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

 

GWB Turtle Clan

GWB Turtle Clan

Trophy room door panel. One of a set of ten featuring a Medicine Wheel Turtle clan shield.

24" x 21" x 1 1/8"  Black walnut. 2001

 

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Grizzly Door panel

Grizzly Door panel

Library door panel.

28" x 20" x 1 1/8"

Cherty.  2011

Grizzly Door panel

Grizzly Door panel

Library door panel.

28" x 20" x 1 1/8"

Cherry.  2011

Raven Transom

Raven Transom

Library door panel.

12" x 20" x 1 1/8"

Cherry.  2011

Owl Transom

Owl Transom

Transom library door panel.

12" x 20" x 1 1/8"

Cherry.  2011

Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon

Pair of lower library door panels.

28" x 20" x 1 1/8" each.

Cherry. 2011

Sockeye Salmon detail

Sockeye Salmon detail

Library Entryway

Library Entryway

Cherry. 2011