" Discovering my Muse"

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Project by Arthouse posted 695 days ago 1014 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Texas river driftwood log that’s been rolling down streams for a long time. The inside of the tree is rotted out and the only thing left is the hard outside layer. I found this after a big rain . I didn’ t know what to do with it untill a privileged moment I discovered when I cut the log in two and layed it over on the other I noticed the different plays I could create using one on top of the other . I then began to play with cutting it little by little on the bandsaw untill I ’’ Discovered my Muse” inside a burr oak piece that had been rolling down river bottoms for over ten years or so . I hand carved the texture into the inside bottom of the tree for the back and other parts from came from higher up on the log. I was so amazed at the colors I couldn’t spray a laquer or conversion varnish or even think to stain so I polished the completed piece then polished wax into the final finish. I completely happy with the total outcome I am looking for more streams , springs and rivers. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 695 days ago

Just think… if it hadn’t been for you finding it & pulling it out of the river, it may have been lost forever… and never experienced it’s second life you have given it!

Nice going!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 695 days ago

kind of looks like a weiner

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#3 posted 695 days ago

Well…. I have to agree with Mike about the ‘phallic’ semblance. Very well done piece…. and good storyline. I get to head up to them thar hills in a couple of weeks and do a bit of wood hunting for spoons. What is the approximate size? Really cool sculpture.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 695 days ago

Nice piece of art which would be passed by by anyone else!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 694 days ago

Third the weiner thing…

-- LAS,

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#6 posted 694 days ago

On one hand I agree with the symbol of manhood although it seems to have a cape which makes it super weiner on the other hand it is creative and interesting way to handle the drift wood.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#7 posted 694 days ago

definitely a cool story, and a very cool piece of art…but my first thought was wiener as well.

-- Steve. Visit my website

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Raymond Thomas

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#8 posted 693 days ago

It looks good for being on its second leg of life.

Art has no master nor mistress but disrespect it once and you are condemned to an empty eternity.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#9 posted 686 days ago

Disturbingly phallic. But good job otherwise. :)

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