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This is was one of my first attempts at wood sculpture. I made this a few years ago and ecently found the photo. I cut this piece from a dead plant while on a hike. I like the form of it. It took me nearly a month to sand the damn thing and now that i look at the photo i wish i could refinish it. Just curious to see what people think.

-- Adam, http://adamweisfurniture.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2625 days ago

I think it’s beautiful. I just want to run my hands over it and I want to stare at it and find all the symbolism in it. It also makes me want to go for a walk and find a dead something or other so I can start sanding it!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 2625 days ago

Lol…I couldn’t have said it any better Deb.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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mot

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#3 posted 2625 days ago

I wish I had the patience to attempt something like that. The form is wonderful. It DOES look like something that just NEEDS to be picked up.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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frank

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#4 posted 2624 days ago

Hello Adam,
—-well this is quite an object of lesson, in the study of diligence, to become ‘wood art’!!!

I like this piece and see that you also are tagging with ‘free form’ sculpture….
What is the finish you have used….or is this the natural sheen of the oils in the wood?
....also, to what number of grit did you work this piece too?

Now also I noticed on your profile page, a statement you have made which I find fascinating; “I want to merge the world of physical craft with the world of philosophy.” So how about doing a blog story and telling us more?

Once again thanks for your sharing….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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David

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#5 posted 2624 days ago

I agree – makes you want to pick it up and touch! It is a wonderful free form piece. The manzinita reminds me of my time in California!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Karson

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#6 posted 2623 days ago

Debbie I hope the dead something or other is not a dead animal.

Sometimes you can walk a beach or river bank and find driftwood pieces that have a great form to them, because they’ve been tumbled along with other trash and rocks in the rivers.

Great sculpure.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2623 days ago

lol good point… I should be more specific in my wishes ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2623 days ago

Beautiful piece!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 2623 days ago

wonderful piece, reminds me of a piece of sculpture I did in college back in 1968 except mine was made with chicken wire paper mache’ and covered with brown shoe polish to look like wood. I got a c+ on it so it was’nt that great. jockmike

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

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 2166 days ago

Nice piece,

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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