|Project by kolwdwrkr||posted 02-06-2009 07:30 PM||1838 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I carved this sculpture out of a single block of maple that I had when I was going to do the Fine Woodworking maple challenge. I couldn’t get the project for that contest done in time, and it’s actually still sitting there unfinished. Hmmmm, maybe I should work on that. Anywho I broke out some modeling clay and started tinkering around with different ideas and this is what came up. I started thinking about the significance of a knot and decided to dedicate this project to my 4 year old daughter. The significance of this knot embelishes the fact that we will forever be tied together. I made the knot loose because there will be a time when we won’t be as close. She will get older and drift from me, maybe needing something from time to time. My family has never really kept close ties and I hope to change that with my daughter. We will be tied together even if it feels like we aren’t.
I know this isn’t perfect. The “rope” is different thicknesses in different areas and there are a few spots in the underside of the curves that I couldn’t get anything into to smooth. I did the best I could with the experience and knowledge I have. This is only my second sculpture and my first didn’t turn out so bueno. Honestly the only reason I’m doing these is because I don’t have a table saw or band saw or material to make anything else. I know I can make things without those tools, don’t get me wrong. But I’m broke and lazy. LOL.
I was thinking that I would do a little lumberjock drawing type of thing. Whereas everyone gives me an idea of what I should carve or sculpt next. I will tell you what size of block or piece I have, post a picture of it, etc and you all tell me what to make. I will draw a name out of a hat and make whatever it is. Then donate the piece to charity. When I am ready to do this I will post a blog with the size of the piece and pics of it. I really hope to get a big response on that as it is for charity purposes.
Anywho, give me your honest opinions of this piece. I respect candor. Any criticism whether negative or positive will help me improve on the next piece. Thanks for looking.
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