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Project by trifern posted 02-24-2012 10:07 PM 1941 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

His name is “Huios” which is the Greek word for a son. He was made as a donation for a silent auction taking place on March 9th. All the money will go to Rev. Grant Armstrong and his wife Amy. The funds will be used for the purpose of adopting a son from Ethiopia.

The 4 sections of the pod represent Grant, Amy and their two daughters. The white grain represents their arms stretched out, surrounding, comforting, protecting, and nurturing the seeds inside the hollowed vessel. The seed pod is a vessel for carrying and caring for the seeds until fertile ground is reached. The seeds placed inside the pod represent their son, the sound of a baby rattle, and the music of his native land.

Many important figures throughout history were adopted; Steve Jobs, Moses, Esther, and Jesus Christ.

“Huios” measures approximately 3.5 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 5 inches long. This seed pod is turned from white ash using the lost wood process. It is carved, dyed black and is finished with wipe-on poly and lime wax.

If anyone is interested in participating in the silent auction, please contact me.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 10:29 PM

Wonderful, I stand amased at your work. You should make a pod like is on the movie Alien? Spooky! Wonderful that you are helping out this family with your talents. God Bless.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 10:32 PM

Cool project, nicely done. I like the symbolism.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 11:17 PM

Great job Joe. Good luck on the auction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 12:01 AM

Every one of your projects are so unique Joe great job.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 12:43 AM

this is awesome.. wow. wish you the greatest on the auction for that gr8 cause

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 01:54 AM

Wonderful gesture Joe & I hope the Auction fetches the true worth of this beautiful piece, God bless

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 03:25 AM

A beautiful piece created for an equally beautiful purpose.

-- "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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#8 posted 02-25-2012 04:56 AM

Beautiful sculpture

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 12:59 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 06:50 PM

That’s a beautiful piece. Very well done

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#11 posted 02-26-2012 12:40 AM

Truly different, yet beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 04:21 PM

Nice really Nice!

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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