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Kvinnasked- 'woman spoon'

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This is the third spoon that I’ve carved. It was done a few years ago, but thought I would share it with all! It was a spontaneous carving as when I first sat down with the small apple branch and knife I had no idea what I was going to carve. I did have ‘spoon’ in mind though. As I carved the bulk of the wood away, the form slowly began to emerge as well as the color patterns. I let the wood and color dictate to a major degree the direction in which I carved. Wish I could claim to have carved this with the coloration in mind which aids in the beauty of the piece, but alas, it just happened that way. After about 4 hours this was what it turned out to be. Sort of a Picasso-est cubist woman form, or possibly a latter day spoon based on the Ashanti fertility fetish. It’s certainly one of my personal favorite of all that I’ve ever done!

-- Rick, south Sweden





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Blake

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 01:07 AM

Really cool, very original, and beautifully done.

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 02:02 AM

That would be my favorite spoon.

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

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Loucarb

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 02:44 AM

The coloration is awesome and a fantastic shape. Well done.

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 09-07-2010 12:18 PM

I am definately going with the fertility fetish. Nice work!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rdlaurance

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#5 posted 09-07-2010 12:24 PM

Thanks… one must wonder, what kind of magic elixir does one take by the spoonful for the fertility to kick in…

:-)

-- Rick, south Sweden

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JimArnoldChess

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#6 posted 11-29-2010 01:26 PM

I think the best carving projects start and finish like you describe in this one. Your carving skills are excellent! and its so nice to see imagination and originality.

Thanks,

Jim

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/JimArnoldsChessSets

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rdlaurance

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#7 posted 11-29-2010 04:25 PM

Thank you, Jim… those kind words coming from one whose skills I greatly admire, means a lot!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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prompt

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 02:21 PM

Beautiful.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#9 posted 05-21-2011 02:25 PM

That’s a very unusual design and you dis a great job on it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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