Curly Maple framed Haunted Forest tiles

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 03-15-2009 11:39 PM 1933 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Titled: Another Look into My Haunted Forest

This one is for sale.

Framed stoneware tile frieze in Terra cotta bronzed “liver of sulfur” wash finish.

Curly maple frame inspired by works by Charles Rohlfs. Butter-cup antiqued mission finish.

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.

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

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#1 posted 03-16-2009 12:46 AM

Beautiful piece of art! Love the wood grain and color.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 03-16-2009 01:33 AM

Very unique work. I can’t understand why I love the screws showing. Usually that’s the sort of thing we try and hide or cover with a detail. Here it is the detail. Very cool. Love the tiles, as always, mysterious. Great stuff!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 03-16-2009 01:47 AM

That is something else. That seems like it would be very time consuming making the tiles. Excellent piece. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-16-2009 02:04 AM

how did you do that?

very nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 03-16-2009 03:34 AM

That style.

Takes a person back to the olden days of dragons and castles! Very, very unique! I am impressed!!

-- Got Wood?

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#6 posted 03-16-2009 04:07 AM

Hey Dan: Great piece. I really appreciate the notes that explain a bit about the process. Not how I imagined it was done. Thanks

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#7 posted 03-16-2009 04:21 AM

Nice work! The shape is the frame is beautiful.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#8 posted 03-16-2009 04:24 AM

very cool. Another nice one

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 03-16-2009 04:30 AM

What happens to the original wood carvings?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 03-16-2009 04:35 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments … another good day @ lumberjocks

Original wood carvings are in a box in the garage along with several other others.

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

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#11 posted 03-16-2009 04:52 AM

Keep up the great work Dan.
Always great to see what you have done.

-- R

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#12 posted 03-17-2009 04:23 AM

Don’t go into the woods tonight…..........
Great piece of art Dan.

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

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#13 posted 03-17-2009 12:19 PM

Nice Dan, Very Cool.

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

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