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Project by trifern posted 02-28-2010 04:19 PM 2292 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain walnut. It measures approximately 6 inches tall by 6 inches wide. It is finished with acrylics and wipe-on poly.

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 02-28-2010 04:21 PM

Very nice…finish is always amazing…I really like the contrasting colors of the bands…they stand out something serious against that walnut… another AMAZING piece…

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 04:21 PM

It’s interesting – I might have left it without the band as that walnut is very beautiful.

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#3 posted 02-28-2010 04:40 PM

Super!!, my new favorite! Really!! Great everything, very compelling…...............seems to embody space and time…............. weird, did I say that?, I really mean, It’s honkin’ coool mannn, yea….............Perfect…...LOVE, with capital letters, the color band, it’s perfect, size, location, colors, paint stroke size, line, it’s all good. along with the shape and wood and finish and…......................
I know how subjective art is, I like this…............a lot….............

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

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#4 posted 02-28-2010 04:46 PM

Nice, would like to see it again with only 2 to 3 complimentary colors.

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#5 posted 02-28-2010 04:52 PM

man Joe…i thought you were getting a grip on the paint…ya just had to slip some in there huh…lol…its interesting..what can i say…im a die in the wool raw woodman….....but your work is impeccable..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 04:54 PM

Joe, another interesting creation. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 05:26 PM

I love the turned piece, but I’m afraid I’m not so fond of the multi-colored band. Interesting concept and application. Keep on pushing the envelope!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 02-28-2010 05:44 PM

I love it! The grain, the band, and the form. I want to try my hand at the acrylics to…. If you are not selling these you have quite a basement full of them by now. Again, Great work!!

-- Ryan Gainesville, GA

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 06:01 PM

Very nice always…. But for me at least; I would loose the band. I think it takes a bit away from an other wise great turning.

Just My Opinion.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 02-28-2010 06:37 PM

I went back and looked at your past vessels. WOW, some real beauties for sure. You’ve experimented and tested many things. Some are nice but too contrived. I’m wondering on your moods during certain pieces. This looks the most inspired of them all to me.
How do you feel about this one? Is it just another experiment to you, another project? Looks inspired to me.
I don’t know, I just really like this one…..................Oh, and I bet there is some of that Chihuli, (did I spell his name correctly?) influence in this one, am I right??

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

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#11 posted 02-28-2010 06:44 PM



-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 02-28-2010 07:24 PM

I like it … thinking it may be cool next time to put little parallel grooves or beads in a similar manner and color the banding that way … texture and color

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

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#13 posted 02-28-2010 07:33 PM

Another beautiful piece, and I like the paint on this one a good deal more than the ones that were entirely paint covered. I think it really adds to the beauty of the wood and form, rather than being the focal point.

I think, in many ways, this is why I’m not so much of a fan of the full-on acrylic painted pieces you make. Its not that it covers the wood grain completely, so much as I feel it pulls the eye away from the form of the vessel, which is where the beauty of your work really lies (to me of course, all art is subjective).

Out of curiosity, what do you do with all your pieces?

-- Dylan Vanderhoof - General hobbiest and reluctant penmaker.

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#14 posted 02-28-2010 08:16 PM

As usual another great piece. May I inquire as to what the colored band is and how was it applied?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#15 posted 02-28-2010 09:45 PM

very cool idea… looks great… I think it would look great with or without the colored bands…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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