Saturday 23 January 2016

You can wear a Munn Original

I've branched out into smaller pieces – earrings, pendants and keychains. They are all hand-carved one piece at a time, and made from local woods such as coconut, teak and mahogany. I use hypoallergenic surgical-grade stainless steel for the earring hooks (called French hooks or shepherd hooks) and black hemp cord for the pendants. The picture above shows a selection of abstract and geometric shapes as well as whale tails, crosses and the shapes of the African continent and the country of St. Lucia (where I live and work). Feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts about custom orders!

Saturday 2 January 2016

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season! I certainly did! Thanks to my girls for surprising me with this wonderful mug for Christmas, which I hope to have filled with excellent coffee every morning. ;) 
Cheers to 2016! Let's all create an incredible, prosperous, beautiful year!

Saturday 19 December 2015

Munn Originals to showcase art at Holiday Creative Fair

Hosted by Marie Piazza's I Am Ready World, the Holiday Creative Fair will feature a wide range of handcrafted items from local artists, including Bill Munn of Munn Originals. Bill will be showcasing his carvings, including faces, marine life, earrings and more!

The fair runs this Sunday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sportivo Centre in Rodney Heights, St. Lucia. Click here for more.

Monday 2 November 2015

Portrait of Peter Tosh

SL59 "Wanted" Portrait of Peter Tosh, 12" x 18" Life size, mahogany

Wednesday 23 September 2015

Munn Originals donates work to SLAPS auction

I'm very happy to be donating two pieces of my recent work to the St. Lucia Animal Protection Society (SLAPS) for an auction/raffle at a fundraiser/quiz night on September 25th. All proceeds from the event are for the society's spay/neuter program.
Here are the two pieces: 
Rasta Portrait (SL53), mahogany, 8" x 12"
Buddha Air Plant, mahogany, approximately 9" x 14"
The air plants are a fun new project of mine, and one of my wife's favourites. After a few weeks, the plant's roots will attach to the wood and you can cut off the string.

For more information on the SLAPS fundraiser this Friday, see below: 

Thursday 17 September 2015

Progression of Tiger Shark Sculpture

See how this 10-inch mahogany tiger shark (each of my shark sculptures are species-specific) goes from raw hunk of wood to finished sculpture.

Monday 31 August 2015

The manta tail tree

Found a large part of a Casaurina equisetifolia tree that was blown down in a storm. I got there in time to get some small branches that I prefer to use for mantaray tails because they bend quite a bit before they break. My daughters have always known this type of tree as "the manta tail tree." –Bill