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Project by MichaelA posted 05-20-2011 09:06 PM 2365 views 4 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Sculpture came from a Mesquite root.Terri Lynne and I built another bar for a client who does lot clearing.He had these six large roots and asked me if I could use them.Well this is the first sculpture out of the bunch.Terri and me both saw the octopus right off.I latter watched the shark form.You just never know whats hiding inside.Kind of like opening a box of cracker jacks.These roots you can see some of them in the background in one of the pictures.I think I just saw a couple of Indians hiding among those stumps.I better check it out!!One of the great things about this place,new logs stumps just keep showing up in our yard.The people ask me what do you see in this log?I always ask them give me a hint.Well have fun creating all.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 09:19 PM

YEA BABY!!!!

That is a stand back, it’ll blow you away piece! Great eye…............

COOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was recently thinking on a cane with that same idea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, for real….............

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

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Vasko

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 09:33 PM

That’s fantastic, I love it! How cool it would be to have a sculpture like this in the house…I like how you left some of it natural, like the octopus & shark are emerging out of it. Wonderful!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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MichaelA

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 09:46 PM

Thanks Jack, I will be watching for your cane because I do admire your work,(art).Vasko, you are very observant. I do like my sculptures to look like they come from their source and have motion too.Thank you!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 05-20-2011 10:04 PM

Wonderful job!

What color are you goint to paint it? (Just kidding!)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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fishcarver2010

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 10:07 PM

Thats Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- www. staceymitchellwildlifeart.synthasite.com

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MichaelA

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 10:12 PM

Charlie,I am going to have too research that question.I really don’t know what to do.Darn just when you thought you where done!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 10:17 PM

This
is
a monstrous
success
well
done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MichaelA

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#8 posted 05-20-2011 10:24 PM

Well Thank You A1JIM one of my favorite LJ’s I know I misspelled your title a1Jim but with this LJ’R your capital!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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itsmic

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 11:59 PM

Very Cool artistic work, that’s a great use of a stump, must be lots of fun creating these wonderful pieces, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Bahremu

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#10 posted 05-21-2011 12:18 AM

Awesome sculpture…
Looks like Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus

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MichaelA

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#11 posted 05-21-2011 12:33 AM

Mic,yes it is very fun too see what is hidden in every piece of wood.Just like your mountain box was waiting to be released Thanks.Bahremu,never read your book and was’nt aware that a octopus would attack a shark.Looks like fun reading thanks for the complement.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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DaleM

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#12 posted 05-21-2011 12:52 AM

Good eye in finding these creatures in the roots. When you were a kid, did you lay on your back and and stare at the clouds trying to find shapes? I was never any good at that but I bet you were.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#13 posted 05-21-2011 01:07 AM

Oh Yeah! Looks great.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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MichaelA

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#14 posted 05-21-2011 01:23 AM

Dale, yes my mom and I would lie on our backs and watch the clouds form and create many beings.We would point them out too each other and just be tickled.Greg,Thanks for the complement and I love your zebra box it has excellent motion.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#15 posted 05-21-2011 03:04 AM

Great job! I like your vision. :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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