Red Star goes Warhol

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Some of you may remember the Red Star Kim box I posted 56 days ago.

This wall hanging is my re-interpretation of the Red Star in the style of Andy Warhol, originally used for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe.

Materials are Sycamore, Steamed Pear, Padauk, Purpleheart and Ebony with an Ebony border, all on a 4.5mm Birch ply backing. Finish is the usual sanding sealer and Organoil wax. Size is approx. 185×175 x 8 mm.

You may notice a small step left in the centre border of the lower row. This bothers me too, especially as I cut the material for all four stars at the same time.

The Star construction is blogged here

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1486 days ago

This is really incredible, Martyn. It shows such a great amount of precision. You really make me want to try stuff like this! It is absolutely beautiful!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 1486 days ago

Neat.! You would have to take some closeups of the step… because it’s not terribly visible to the naked eye ;)

Your work is very creative – always giving me ideas…

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#3 posted 1486 days ago

Solid work again… very precise..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 1486 days ago

Oh you are so right Matryn, that step totally detracts from the entire piece. Tell ya what buddy ol’ pal of mine, I will allow you to send me the piece so you woun’t have to see it, after all what are friends for?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 1486 days ago

I can’t help it.
I’m a perfectionist.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 1486 days ago

Beautiful grain pattern. Martyn strikes again. Do you golf? With that precision, you would probably stick the green every time!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#7 posted 1486 days ago

Nice one Martyn. Really, really nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 1486 days ago

Great work Martyn. I especially liked that step you put in the bottom middle line, very arty. If you don’t like it just have another beer and after enough of them you won’t give it a second thought!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 1486 days ago

Good work Martyn, Just consider the step as trick photography and let it be! If you had not mentioned it, I would have never noticed it. How about doing this, next time you do a lil screw-up (on purpose or otherwise);-) don’t say anything and see if anybody notices? I’ll bet (normally) very few people notices but now that this subject is out in the post maybe everyone will now scrutinize your pieces? Another thought, you could just put this lovely piece on the wall next to the other masterpiece!!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 1486 days ago

Only you would have such an effaces on detail…WOW!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#11 posted 1486 days ago

Very nice Martyn like allways…....

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Mary Anne

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#12 posted 1486 days ago

Impressive as always. I especially like your attention to the angle of the grain in making the stars.

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David Craig

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#13 posted 1486 days ago

Great work as always Martyn. I like your interpretations of painters in wood. Let’s see, you covered Warhol and Escher, Neoplasticism, what next? Would be interesting to see you take on Surrealism. Perhaps a melting box?

Thank you for sharing your fine work.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#14 posted 1485 days ago

not to worry , martyn ,

with only 20,000 members ,
no body will notice !

your secret is safe .

beautiful !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 1485 days ago

Thank you all for the positive feedback. I do worry about nothing sometimes.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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