Peter Scheunert – Kermode Carver
Peter J Scheunert was born in Germany but calls the small community of Rosswood in Northern BC, Canada which is close to Alaska his home. Peter began carving after his extensive travels in Greece and Italy. His early works of Venetian Masks illustrate this influence. After many years in the beautiful northern Canadian wilderness, Peters knowledge and artistic appreciation for the diverse beauty of red cedar, alder and spruce began to emerge. Peters most recent find has been the unique naturally fermented wood found in dead standing trees. Each hand carved piece follows the natural patterns of the woods grain making each creation distinctive to the organic origin of the tree. Peter has deep respect for the natural resources that inspire his carving and completes the process by making each piece in his collection food safe using only organic vegetable oils.