Pavlovart Birch Bark Wood Carving: pavlovart.net|
During the spring, birchbark is peeled from select birch trees (without harming the tree). The birchbark is
pressed flat and specially treated. This treatment gives the birchbark a leather-like feel and look of unsurpassed beauty!
A piece of wood -- pine, lime, maple or Siberian Cedar -- is expressly chosen for color
and theme and prepared for the base. A design, to scale, is created on paper. This design is then transferred
to the treated birchbark, which is then hand cut. Each work may use several layers of birchbark, each
perfectly fitting in with the base. Sections are then stained and preserved with a wax polish.
Each work is painstakingly created with detail and love. These works are so beautiful -- the back of each
piece is even a work of art -- etched with Gennady Pavlov's personal stamp, name of work, creation number
and date of creation.