"In Between Anger and Confusion"

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Project by BirdlandCreations posted 06-10-2008 10:51 PM 1172 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second carving of this last semester that i completed in april, and we were assigned to made a 3-D carving. I decided to go with a three faced totem pole effect that could be hung on the wall or standing as a sculpture. This piece was made out of a basswood and different specimens of crystals for the eyes. This carving started as a chunk where i drew the faces on the wood then used a dremel to take out what was around the faces. I then glued on a chunks of basswod to form the noses. All was formed then by using variuous carving tools according to angles and depth. The faces being formed i then put a coat of shellac on, then used a burnt sienna stain to give it the antique look to it. I then put more shellac on and glued on various crystals to give feeling for each face. The top dark red (dont remember name) ones symbolize anger, the middle face with the third eye represents happiness with 2 azurite rough crystals and a purple one(forgot name) for the third eye – Indigo is the color of the third eye shakra. And the bottom face represents confusion with the green fluorite crystals.


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#1 posted 06-10-2008 10:59 PM

what where you on, just kiddin i love the strange different faces very spooky. nice job with both the carving and finish, and thanks for the finishing lessons.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#2 posted 06-11-2008 12:49 AM

Very cool piece of art. Have you tried combining your sculture talents with furniture making? Thank you for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 06-11-2008 03:10 AM

Have not yet combined sculptures with furniture making with some old european style armoires and beds, but im very intrigued. Im trying to break grounds with woodworking and make a name for myself and i believe using art in woodworking is the best way to do that.

-- Steven Weber Jr., A Mile High @

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