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"Tree of life" series II

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Project by Arthouse posted 02-20-2013 02:13 AM 810 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another of my series ” Tree of life ”, developing a concept using texture to turned green Texas walnut. This bowl is turned from flat grain material and the lid is from the base of the quilted walnut tree where all the eye burls play . The texture is accentuated with black and white milk paint over the chiseled texture. I use the mitsumata branches for effect and lengthen the composition. 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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Stephen Mines

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 02:39 AM

This works for me…the more I view it. Thanks for the view Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 02:46 AM

Very lovely!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 02-20-2013 05:08 AM

Works for me too…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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rdlaurance

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 05:52 AM

Very nice! I so enjoy the interplay of texture and stark contrast in color.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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vipond33

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 01:47 PM

I don’t know which of the two rough lids I like more, or even know of the vessels. They have a remarkable mix of natural and deliberate texture. Then the crispness of the turning and especially of the branches puts everything in balance.
Edgeworthia indeed.
gene

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 01:51 PM

A nice piece of art. Congratulations.

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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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 02:38 PM

Do not exactly know what it is about these, but the more you look at them, the better they look, and
they seem to put me in a better mood. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 02-21-2013 02:44 PM

Wonderful piece! Like the design, shapes, colors and textures, it portrays beauty.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 02:42 AM

cool piece!

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

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