The Scream (Pallo Verde Root Abstract Art)

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Urban Sonoran Desert miniature accent art piece procured from an abandoned, dead, Palo Verde Tree. I guess I would call this abstract art. I resisted the urge to over sand and polish this piece. I simply cross cut the end of this as it was rotted and decaying. When i did, I noticed a most unusual face inside. I think I said some thing like “well hello there”. I often talk to my art in such a fashion. Especially when a piece actualizes or “comes alive”. If that makes me crazy then I don’t want to be sane. Ok, I digress. Sometime words escape me when trying to describe some of my art. This piece seemed to create itself. I had a heck of a time getting my masonry bit through this rock. Not sure what exactly it is, but its not flagstone. I secured this piece with some glue and one drywall screw coming up through the bottom Putting this together was, indeed, a real scream. Enjoy!

All comments and inquiries are welcome. Thanks for taking a look. Cheers!


base approx. 7”x 5” diameter
6” high


Sonoran Desert Arizona Red Rock
Palo Verde Tree Root
Preserved with oil based clear gloss Polyurethane

No live plants were harmed during the production of this art

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 04:36 PM

I also tend to talk to my wood, but some of the conversations can not be repeated in polite company.
I can see why you picked the title you did, and it does seem fit perfectly, but a Puckish sense of humor
makes me think that it might also be a nice entrance for Robin Goodfellow’s abode. Thank you for
sharing, and I hope you continue to share your conversations with wood.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 04:41 PM

I understand perfectly what you mean and no, you’re not crazy! I go through pretty much the same things you do and if that makes me crazy too then I don’t wanna be sane either! I think this runs through a lot of the LJ family!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 02:44 AM

What does this piece accent ? Never mind , because I AM crazy 2 . Nice work of art !

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#4 posted 05-23-2011 01:45 AM

Hope it’s anchored for the long haul. Anything else?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 01:46 AM

I see it.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 03:31 PM

Blue and Bear! Thanks. So glad to know I am not alone…:)

Moment, haha…good question! Hmmmm…have to think about that. How does that song go? “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Is that applicable here? Love your fishes by the way.

Doc….it sure is anchored. Just made to look like it is not. Got more stuff on the way. Stay tuned.

NaFianna…glad u see it!

-- Josh, Mesa Arizona

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 12:42 AM

Josh so glad to see you so enthusiastic while you are creating and bringing out what lies hidden among the treasures confronting you.I believe you must understand,when I said I don’t know how to get from a to b.But isn’t it an exciting road!!!!Nice project and keep on creating.

-- 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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