Japanese Iris Seed Pod

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 08-14-2013 12:03 PM 825 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mesquite burl for the seed pod, turned using the lost wood process. The stem is a cholla cactus and the base is poplar. The base has a layer of copper put down first, patina added, then leafs placed down and black paint over the leafs and base. The interior of the seed pod is painted with micro powder added to the paint to help it reflect. This was a month long piece to build. Sold it in 4 hours at the Gallery Uptown Grand Haven MI. Must have been too cheap

-- Ron Campbell

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-14-2013 12:23 PM

Great looking piece. Nice to sell it so fast , too. I can see why !!


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

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#2 posted 08-14-2013 01:21 PM

this piece reminds me of those plants that eat meat. eek! congrats on the sale

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 02:12 PM

Too cheap…. OR…. someone appreciated the piece and had to have it. Love what you did with the base… unique. The pod looks almost like it came from some Star Trek planet. Good work!

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

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 02:14 PM

Beautiful art piece. Photos are awesome but I imagine they don’t do it justice and it is even more striking in person. Very nice work.


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#5 posted 08-14-2013 03:54 PM

Beautiful work—I can see why it sold fast.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-14-2013 07:06 PM

Great sculpturing

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 08-15-2013 01:06 AM

Great piece of art, nice combination of materials. You will have to put the prices up if they sell that quickly.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#8 posted 08-15-2013 01:40 AM

That is absolutely AWESOME Ron. I think it would have sold quickly regardless of the price.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#9 posted 08-16-2013 04:14 PM

Unique and gorgeous piece! Great design, combination of materials and mix of colors. Excellent work!

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Ronald G Campbell

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 08:22 PM

Hey all thanks for the comments and the look. I will be off and not turning for a week. Won’t be any post. Vacation from the fun of turning

-- Ron Campbell

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#11 posted 08-17-2013 12:18 PM

Definitely for the art gallery. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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