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Cork Woman ~ "Bubbly"

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Project by EPJartisan posted 11-10-2009 09:08 PM 1575 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cork is a wood product, though little woodworking went into this piece… I just love to use recyclable materials found in the trash. Cork Woman was born second in a series of burnable effigies of natural materials. I was inspired one day and made her in 9 hours with toothpicks, 325 corks, hemp twine, and a simple 3 piece oak structure inside.

Cork woman was supposed to be burned this last summer at a spiritual retreat, but she turned out so beautiful that no one wanted to burn her. So, she lives on… and I have learned to not put as much creative energy into something meant to be burned. ~ e

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."





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#1 posted 11-10-2009 09:28 PM

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 09:57 PM

Cool, I can see why no one wanted to burn her!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 10:07 PM

Thats great…did you drink all the wine to get the corks?

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 11-11-2009 02:33 AM

This is awesome!!! I love it!

-- Jess

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#5 posted 11-11-2009 02:56 AM

Cool it’s a corker

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-11-2009 07:08 AM

That awesome Cork Woman wasn’t going to let you burn her anyways. Cork does not promote combustion, so It will stand there, turning black, but no fire will spread. I think it has something to do with being a bark and protecting the tree.

-- Thuan

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#7 posted 11-11-2009 09:00 AM

Very nice. A unique way of diplaying your cork collection. haha

Very inovative use of recicled materials.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 11-11-2009 09:27 PM

@ Thuan ~ you’d be surprised. As soon as I learn how to post a video (and cut it a but shorter) ... I will prove that wine soaked cork really goes up in flames. I thought the same as you.. burning slower than sticks would… and we would be able to enjoy the sacrifice with some wine and chat about it. But within a few short minutes the whole things was engulfed in flames.. even before I got him stabilized on a stick. He looked amazing with flames behind his eyes… until he nose dived into the fire pit. LOL

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#9 posted 11-11-2009 10:35 PM

Looking forward to the video! Keep the video at full length, I’ll get some wine and join in the fun. There’s something humbling about watching one’s hard work gets sacrificed, especially slowing in a fire. Did that 9 hours of creativity went up in smoke or lived on to the next project?

-- Thuan

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