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Woodsculpting sure is alot of fun and I enjoy results that are different from the everyday standard projects. This frame is tiger maple and the shelf is bloodwood. The photo was taken before the mirror glass was installed for photo purposes.
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#1 posted 10-22-2010 08:19 AM
That is really cool and very different.
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/
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#2 posted 10-22-2010 01:37 PM
I like it. Very eye-catching. Must have been a great deal of work.
-- Al, Culpeper VA
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#3 posted 10-22-2010 02:33 PM
Another nice one. :) Always so much motion happening in your work. When I noticed a pattern in your work I was curious so I checked your bio, and found it interesting that you were directly involved in the Katrina hurricane disaster. Your work has obvious water elements, perhaps an extension of your experience? Also the pointed, jagged edges on the waves- again maybe an extension of having your house and shop/family/town devastated by the water? Just a thought. Little children often have a way of working through traumatic events through their art. They will illustrate/draw/recreate the events over and over in their art. Eventually, the psyche comes to terms with the traumatic events and the child’s attempts to illustrate/recreate the events through their art work will phase out over time. It will be interesting to observe the path your art travels? Looking back in your portfolio- though I don’t know that these projects were posted in order of time- but looking back 467 days ago we see the fan table- which seems to have both sun and water elements- a placid scene. Then approximately 180 days ago we see the first scuptured boxes- again water elements- sun is gone- but the waves are rather gentle. But the waves are everywhere now, evenon the table legs and skirt. As more time progresses 31 days ago, we see the first mirror. A mission style mirror is the title, and again the sun element reappears, but the waves move to the exterior and become more jagged. Then comes the brown mirror frame- like a crescendo- BANG- It looks muddy and dirty and very jagged- a very intense piece. To me representative of the day of the disaster. Next another mirror- clear wood- no dark finish- the waves are calmer- not as jagged- the storm is beginning to dissipate. Interesting I think that the crescendo pieces are on mirror frames- a reflection of your experience perhaps. Incredible how the subconcious mind works isn’t it?
-- 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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#4 posted 10-22-2010 05:05 PM
Rivergirl touches on an area I am asked all the time, where does the craft end and the art begin??... though I know it is a horribly biased way to phrase the question. I believe when the person goes beyond their skill and knowledge and venture into instinctual reflection of the self that art begins. It is a very important point to keep in mind. To many uninformed and well meaning patrons… art is anything beautiful that one can not imagine making oneself… but that is NOT TRUE. Art always has meaning which is personal to the artist, the best artists communicate this clearly. Creating a meaning for another person or purpose is called Design. Using skills to master a technique or style is called Craftsmanship. An artist can have and be all of the above, but art stands alone as art. your frames have more impact by knowing you.. thus your frames are Art, design, and craft. What before the industrial revolution was called an “Artisan.” Love your work, keep coming.. it inspires me. Thanks.
-- " '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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#5 posted 10-22-2010 09:30 PM
BEAUTIFUL SCULPTURE, ART. WOW, WHAT INSIGHT FROM RIVERGIRL, A PSYCHOLOGIST PERHAPS OR MSW? I USED TO WORK WITH AN ART THERAPIST AND IT IS MIRACULOUS THE INFORMATION THAT IS REVEALED IN A PERSON’S ART. A LOT OF PROBLEMS TOO CAN BE WORKED THROUGH. I ENJOYED YOUR JOURNEY AND RIVERGIRL’S INSIGHT.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
#6 posted 10-22-2010 09:42 PM
I just do my woodworking and do not analyze or categorize any of it. I just let it flow from what feels right and I have alot of fun and enjoyment doing it. If a person is not creative then they are just mechanical, and I have never been a person to just go with the flow and do the same stuff everyone else does..Been that way since I was a little rug rat.
#7 posted 10-22-2010 09:49 PM
Yes, Greg exactly why the progression of your work is so interesting to watch. :)
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#8 posted 10-24-2010 03:51 AM
Sculpture, Craftmanship, Artwork,.......call it what you want, I just think it looks great. Thanks for sharing.
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