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Project by trifern posted 02-11-2010 06:01 AM 2912 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain maple. It measures approximately 5.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished in acrylics.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 06:04 AM

This is way wild so cool Joe great art.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 06:13 AM

Joe are you dizzy from doing this one? That’s alot of spirals….. VERY COOL !!!!!!!! I can not believe first all of the turnings that you do but how many different ideas and color combinations that you do. Thanks for taking the time to share.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 06:42 AM

You got the windy name right, it has that look to it. Good job Joe.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 07:22 AM

I’ve seen most of your vessels and have loved most of them. I have to say that the 2 most recent ones, the last one and this one, aren’t my cup of tea. I don’t have constructive criticism because I know you are the master turner of vessels, but from an artistic perspective, my “opinion” is that they are ugly. I know, I know, I’ll catch crap for that. But your previous work is testament to the great work you do. So you should get at least one negative response after all this time right? LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 07:40 AM

I kinda agree with Kolwdwrkr, yet I think this one is pretty good compared to the new series you have crated. I think this one has potential. Think you should try another one like this, but using no more than 3 colors, preferably 2 colors. Or better yet, use one color and alternate the dark and light or that color using black and white.

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 09:12 AM

I really like it!!! I love the colors! Even that you can’t tell that it’s a wood, personally to me it doesn’t matter because I like art in general! Great vessel!

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 12:52 PM

I’m not too sure about the use of acrylics either…....... As has been said, these last few are not really “my cup of tea”.

I am curious as to your technique, and I applaud your artistic ability, as well as your ventures into the unknown….... Keep up the good work…....

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 02-11-2010 12:58 PM

I just love this one and the last one… it is a combination of woodworking artistry and just plain artistry. While I love the look of raw wood, you have made these very attractive … striking, really!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 02:22 PM

I like em Joe, you have quite an imagination, as always well done

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#10 posted 02-11-2010 02:51 PM

while i can apprieciate the art of making these and think they are very neat, i kind of miss seeing wood! these almost seem like something that would be done with clay pottery

i will say you have a heck of an talent for coming up with new things to try though!

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#11 posted 02-11-2010 04:18 PM

reminds me of a clownly crayon. not sure if you’ve ever seen one of those, but it brings back some of my childhood memories.

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#12 posted 02-11-2010 04:57 PM

Kind of reminds me of a Munch painting. Nicely done.


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#13 posted 02-11-2010 06:20 PM

Really great work, again.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#14 posted 02-11-2010 06:22 PM

Beautiful work. I am hooked on turning now and can’t wait to try a hollow vessel.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#15 posted 02-11-2010 06:22 PM

As an artist you owe it to yourself to experiment with whatever inspires you. To grow sometimes requires stepping away from the familiar. So, while most of us (here) are biased to appreciate the natural grain of the wood, I encourage you to do what inspires you, regardless of the reception of others.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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