Egyptian kings Trophy Box

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Project by Arthouse posted 02-08-2015 01:33 PM 1524 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Egyptian Trophy boxes were just installed into the Denton Material Hard and Soft show in Denton Tx. outside of Fort Worth . It is a national show of 650 applications but only 50 were chosen and I being one of them for my Trophy box design. I used Wenge for the top legs and Massacar ebony veneer for the sides . I then topped it all off with African Porcupine quills for the handle and bottom trim piece to match the handle. It was a very interesting show. I did not receive a money prize but the curator of the show and awards told me the only reason I didn’t get a prize is because it read to well and left no mystery . I have been wondering what I could do to leave a mystery and still have a dead end. Anyway I am thankful it juried into the show for the elegance and sophistication of my design. I will work on the mystery . All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 03:10 PM

Wow! Lots of character. Congrats on the selection. “Left no mystery” – what interesting feedback…

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 05:14 PM

you should have named them the “mystery boxes”

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 07:14 PM

im certainly glad that your pieces were chosen, as to a mystery, it would only be appropriate for you to chose how that would come about, i have my own ideas, but i won’t mention them here.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 02-08-2015 08:09 PM

That is nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-08-2015 08:32 PM

Another field goal. Beautiful work.

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

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#6 posted 02-08-2015 08:43 PM

I think the curator is struggling with trying to be too “mystifying” to hide the fact that they don’t really have any talent, they choose the work of others who have the talent to create. All said, it does make a piece more interesting with something that doesn’t blatantly show what it is or made of.

Huh? you say!

Well, try and look at a piece of beauty that Mother Nature created. A flower, a stick, anything. Why is it beautiful to you? It shows colors, shapes, texture and then it HIDES colors, shapes, texture in crevices that you have to turn and pry open the piece to see these amazing designs. I think this is what the curator is trying to say.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 02-09-2015 01:31 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

That is GREAT!

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#8 posted 02-09-2015 01:38 AM

Your pieces look like the only art to me in the second picture that you posted. I don’t understand the “mystery” aspect. Art is about beauty not mystery. Although I am also one of those people that thinks someone looks “special” when they say “What is the artist trying to say?” I guess thats why I don’t understand abstract art and gravitate more towards styles of the Renaissance and Fine wood working. But thats just my two cents lol. Beautiful pieces!

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#9 posted 02-09-2015 04:53 AM

Congratulations, they realy deserve to be shown. I like those legs and waved shape of box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-09-2015 06:01 AM

Art, no doubt. Beautiful work.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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