I have a thing for old or worn out things and find it fascinating how things can withstand the test of time.
This photo was taken in the Lower Parking lot of Warther's in Dover,Ohio. It sits behind the Warther's Museum
David Warther II, born in 1959, is a master carver living near the city of Dover in northeast Ohio. According to David's parents, he began carving at the age of three using the mediums of wood and ivory. At the age of six, David carved his first ship, a Viking vessel, which he still possesses to this day. With the creation of his first ship, David's destiny was launched and he began carving even more ships with a passion and a keen interest in detail that has now spanned over fifty years.
A talent for carving had been in the Warther family for several generations prior to David's arrival. His great-great-grandfather was a cabinet maker and woodcarver in Switzerland in the early to middle 1800's. David's grandfather, Ernest "Mooney" Warther, was a renown carver of ste...