story keeper: dancing dog
Story Keeper Sculptures are a loving nod to Kai's earlier work that he visioned & created over 25 years ago. As a result of his own evolution, these flying, dancing beings now have a way to change your story as your life unfolds (since it sits right on the built-in shelf...)
Every piece is unique & will be of similar style to the one pictured.
The sculptures are handcrafted by Kai, here in our studio, from a mix of reclaimed wood species. The piece shown here is made from fir (circa 1920) from a granary in Idaho, old-growth redwood from a pickle brine barrel out of Oregon & a shelf from the pallet our 2022 calendars were shipped on from Canada. The final touch is the hand drawn & painted face. Story shown is 'extra room'
This includes a contemporary storyblock of your choice. Choose 'extra room' or another from this collection of contemporary storyblocks. Or, if you like, you can move the storyblock elsewhere & use the shelf for a small picture of your favorite pack member(s)...
If we don't see a selection choice for the storyblock in cart notes or in a separate email, we will send the storyblock pictured.
each story keeper ordered plants one tree
- dimensions average: 18 1/2" W (not incl. wire hair) x 11" H x 2 1/2" D
- all our storyblocks are painted here in the studio with our unique bird & brush process: the final piece has four to five layers of paint, ink & graphite (including a secret handwritten wish...)
- our flying edna studio signature on the back of the sculpture
- Fed Ex home delivery shipping included
- please allow 10-14 days for us to create & ship this to you
The master of this piece was inspired by Yoshi, designed by Kai & Fia, & constructed by Kai on October 3, 2021.
how we make these...
We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful repurposed wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece is unique & carries along its own history. We purposely do not fill in the bug holes or hide the knots & scarring, which is why each piece is perfectly imperfect & unique.
The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
These pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us & the piece, & is either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.
All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Woodcuts are done freehand.
Unless stated otherwise, our painted pieces are our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish).