Exhibit at the Negros Museum

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Blog entry by roselle posted 12-01-2009 03:01 AM 1080 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been scrollsawing for the past 5 years and was finally given the chance to exhibit my feline collection. My exhibit opened last November 14, 2009 and was supposed to end last November 28, however it was extended for another week. It’s my second exhibit, but my first one in a museum. The guys at the museum actually saw my first exhibit at our city’s charter celebration last July 27 and invited me to have my works exhibited at Negros MUseum, which is our provincial museum.

Below is my artist statement at the exhibit.

I am a physician who is fascinated with nature, wood, life, wildlife and music. I am into photography, made my own wood furniture , have tried my hands at sculpting and did a commissioned fibreglass work in 2005.
I became interested in scroll sawing in 2002, after I read a woodworks and crafts magazine. I bought a scrollsaw machine that year but was only able to open the box in 2004 when I finally had the time to tinker with it.
I learned to scroll saw on my own, reading whatever material about scroll sawing I can get my hands on. With the scrollsaw I made small plaques that I gave to friends and family members on special occasions. I always love to challenge myself in doing things not like the ordinary so I decided on a bigger canvas.
Why leopards? I love the Asian leopard cat (our local Maral). Even though during childhood I was bitten by one, I was never traumatized by the incident. I chose Leopards because they share the same characteristics with our Maral and also because they are such beautiful animals whose spots are worthy of scrolling. Vicious as it may seem, the female leopard is considered one of the greatest mom in the animal kingdom in rearing their cubs all by herself. The Amur leopards are critically endangered species of leopards with only 30 or so remaining in the wild. It would be a tragedy to see them disappear during our lifetime.
My artwork is my way of making people become more aware of the impact man has on these beautiful animals, and that we could do something to save these big cats from extinction, the same for our own Asian Leopard Cat and our other local wildlife as well.

-- dokiselle

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 03:14 AM

Congratulations on the show. It would be wonderful to do things well enough that others would go out of their way to see them. Take care.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 04:26 AM

Your work certainly deserves to to exhibited. I sincerely hope this leads to more attention to your art.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 05:21 AM

I have admired your work. Great news about the exhibit, and it seems like you have combined woodwork with a message.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 07:02 AM

Art with meaning. A doctor with a flair for art. Can’t top that.



-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 07:26 AM

Keep up the good work Rozelle.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 09:53 PM


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-02-2009 03:34 AM

your work is amazing, congratulations on the honor of being in a museum

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#8 posted 12-02-2009 05:33 AM

that is really great!!! exciting!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 12-02-2009 05:56 AM

well done ,
you deserve all the joy ,
and attention this brings .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 08-16-2010 02:07 AM

Thanks you guys. Have a great day!

-- dokiselle

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