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This carved wood object was made from white pine with bird's eye grain.

I made the female shape one afternoon from 1x12 bird's eye pine using planer, various saws and sanders.
The shape was hand drawn on wood surface, and then pieces for chest, legs and beltline glued on top of bottom layer.
There was no specific plan, and instead the result was just what happened while working.
Months later I tinkered with remaining wood pieces, and suddenly built a 3-D box around the female shape. It is nearly impossible to retrofit objects together and have them work together. But here, the frame apparently created a whole piece that looks natural together. Later I coated the wood with orange shellac that added another interesting component.
I cannot imagine where such a thing might hand or who would want it, except the craftsmanship is good, and it is true example of primitive work.
Maybe a bra should be added to convert rude into plausable.
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