Another Look into my Haunted Forest ... Honduran Mahogany

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 10-29-2008 02:52 AM 2061 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Link to a boat load of other detail photos of this one

Titled: Another Look into My Haunted Forest

Artist’s always sell there best work. This one is for sale.

Framed stoneware tile frieze in krylon green and bronze “liver of sulfur” wash finish.

Peruvian Honduran Mahogany frame

All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to around 2000 degrees

Bronze patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:

You might want to compare this set of tiles to some of my earlier pieces. Been carving and scratching on the plaster mold sharpening the small details etc. .... adding a little texture and contrast. Hopefully visual interest.

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All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time expense and risk attending to their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear, are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist then those things which everbody calls cheap.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#1 posted 10-29-2008 03:47 AM

What is most impressive about your framing of these tiles is that it gives the illusion of being 5 or 6 inches deep and that you are actually looking out a framed up window. Someone could buy this and add a window to their home. As always, an incredible arts & crafts piece. You are one of the keepers of the flame. bqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#2 posted 10-29-2008 04:00 AM

This may be my favorite so far. Thanks for sharing, Dan.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 10-29-2008 04:01 AM


Your work is nothing short of masterful.

I can only wish I had your talent.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 10-29-2008 04:14 AM

Beautiful work Dan.

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

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#5 posted 10-29-2008 05:12 AM

Dan -

Organic and earthy – arts & crafts at it’s very best.


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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 10-29-2008 06:25 AM

Thank you all for the great-great comments.
Also a pair of frames with similar design, but in Zebra wood. Tiles are the single scarab pieces. One green and one brown.
Will post them later, either as a project or in my CLAY blog

I made a run of five frames like this one. ... Another green tile set and a rudy brown set. Both in mahogany.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 10-30-2008 02:03 AM

Beautiful work Dan, wish I had the skills. Very cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 10-30-2008 03:09 AM

Thanks Mike … hope all is well

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 10-30-2008 03:17 AM

Beautiful work Dan !! I have seen some of your other ones too and i like them all .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 10-30-2008 03:49 AM

I couldn’t agree more with what others have posted here. I don’t even dream of doing such intricate and complex work. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#11 posted 11-02-2008 01:46 AM

Hi Dan, I’m back. As usual, great work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dan'um Style

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#12 posted 11-02-2008 03:12 AM

Great to see you back Thos ! Wondering when you would pop in again.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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