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Project by Borchik posted 786 days ago 2188 views 10 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This, 3 panel hand carvings was inspired from a Greene and Greene 3-panel carving found in the Huntington Library,CA. The panel before you is filled with detail so brilliantly executed that our eye at first is swept into a panoramic story of a ship’s struggle to maintain sail against ferocious winds, ocean tides and waves. Upon closer examination we recognize the importance of each detail. Each gauge mark expresses strong marine movement. The wood grain enhances the direction of the winds, tides, and waves. Even the selection of the darker wood underscores the dark, foreboding tempest and the lighter wood captures our ship in the midst of its struggle to right its sail. Unlike other carvings depicting ships sailing on placid waters, this 3-panel carving gives us reason to celebrate the ship’s success as it continues to sail into an ominous horizon. We are reminded that the ocean is full of struggles and that the ship is made to endure them.

The overall size is 71” X 31” X 1” and took me about 600 hours to carve. Frame was built with African Mahogany and Panels carved with Spanish Cedar.

-- Boris Khechoyan





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CJay

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#1 posted 786 days ago

wow. That’s an impressive piece.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 786 days ago

WOW! Pretty much says it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Spoontaneous

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#3 posted 786 days ago

Beautiful piece of art. I’d be afraid to use it as a head board, but the idea of ‘tossing and turning’ did come to mind. All that time you spent on this…. was definitely time ‘well spent’.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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GenerationWW

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#4 posted 786 days ago

Monte said it, WOW!Thanks for the share

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tyskkvinna

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#5 posted 786 days ago

That is some of the most breathtaking carving I’ve seen… it deeply reminds me of Van Gogh.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 786 days ago

Very well done most impressive work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Charles Maxwell

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#7 posted 786 days ago

That’s a carving after my heart! Having spent 25 years in the US Navy, I can say with some certainty that storms at sea are both frequent and unforgiving! What a wonderful presentation you have made. What inspiration you have given us! Thanks so much for sharing. Absolutely the high wave of my day!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 786 days ago

Delicate and impassioned An old school master sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 786 days ago

Alot of WOW…!

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Schwieb

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#10 posted 786 days ago

Magnificent carving. I salute your skills and patience. This is really remarkable and notable.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 786 days ago

That carving is amazing and very creative. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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sras

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#12 posted 786 days ago

I know this not an original comment, but “WOW” was the first word out of my mouth. I am still on “WOW” after looking at it for some time…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Arlin Eastman

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#13 posted 786 days ago

Outstanding Carving!! I really love the details,

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 786 days ago

I can’t even imagine the skill neede to produce that. Great job. A huge accomplishment!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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tsangell

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#15 posted 786 days ago

Fantastic. What a beautiful piece.

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