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Mesquite Carved Ribbon Sculpture

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Project by scott shangraw posted 1303 days ago 3154 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“RIBBON DANCER” as it’s called is one of our newest creations. Made from mesquite, this sculpture is still a mystery to me on how Scott made it. I watched him from start to finish and still don’t know how it’s done. First mesquite was glued up in a large block in a few stages using the vacuum bag. Then the ribbon design was sketched onto it and a bulk of the wood was removed with the bandsaw. Then Scott uses the chainsaw to start carving the shape and moves on to grinders for the final shaping. I inlayed turquoise into a few cracks and then sand, sand and sand. A natural piece of mesquite was used for the base and walla a beautiful sculpture sits before you. This piece is one its way to England with some other mesquite pieces.

see the other pieces going to England

Shangrila Rocker – going to England

To see our ribbon wall scullptures please visit our blog

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com





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mmh

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#1 posted 1303 days ago

This is such a wonderful piece that would show off quite well in an atrium or even a well lit niche. I only wish I had a larger home to show this off! Beautifully executed!

I’m sure it will be well received overseas. Do you have links to the gallery(s) that you’ll be showing?

-- "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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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 1303 days ago

This ribbon carving work is incredible. What a lot of work, and so expertly accomplished! You the Man!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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sedcokid

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#4 posted 1303 days ago

I can see the wind blowing this into the shape that we see. Just Stunning!!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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treefrogdog

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#5 posted 1161 days ago

Wow! I just love the flow and animation of this piece. Would be so neat to see a video of you actually working on this. Truly spectacular. Thanks for sharing your gift!

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000741453388

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#6 posted 781 days ago

This is amazing! Beautiful work!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 781 days ago

Nice piece of artwork.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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