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Project by diggerdelaney posted 08-22-2013 04:40 PM 2316 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t normally do arty but I thought that I would give it a go. Kept the subject matter simple.

Made from ash and oak, the ash is spirit stained purple on the front only and highlighted using gold guilt cream. The finial is a piece of corian.

C & C most welcome

The first picture is nearest to actual colour

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 05:46 PM

Very nice! Care to share more on the staining/finishing process?

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 06:20 PM

Nothing wrong with being arty when the urge hits you. If you like it then the chances are that others will too. And even if you don’t like it the chances are still good that others might still like it. And what if no one likes it besides you? Besides, did you enjoy doing it? If so then that is also good. May you always be happy in your work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 08-22-2013 06:58 PM

I like art made of wood and do like yours.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#4 posted 08-22-2013 08:04 PM

Very cool. I could do this with some of my bowl that split on me. I like it.

-- Ron Campbell

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 10:18 PM

You don’t normally do arty … but you did a damn fine job this time!

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#6 posted 08-22-2013 10:44 PM

Great piece of art work.would you share how you made it?I would like to try and make one.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 02:01 AM

while you don’t normally do it, you do “arty” quite well. Its a cool looking piece.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 08-23-2013 02:07 AM

Who’s “Arty”? Isn’t this a bit TMI?

BTB, Nice work!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#9 posted 08-23-2013 06:51 AM

G’Day & Wow Derek,
That looks like some airline logo sculpture, very impressive.
I don’t know how you did what you’ve done but it sure good, well done indeed.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#10 posted 08-23-2013 09:52 AM

Very nice art piece. Amazing work on the wooden part.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-23-2013 10:38 AM

Thank you all.

The piece is made from the lip of a bowl and the centre cut away and one edge flattened so as to sit on the base. The staining is done after the outer of the bowl is turned then the cream rubbed into the stain rubbing off any excess so as to leave the gold in the grain only. Once this is all dry cut the inside of the bowl and cut and shaped as described above.

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#12 posted 08-23-2013 01:47 PM

Does it have a name?

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#13 posted 08-23-2013 04:04 PM

Yes “LILY”.

Sometimes forget to give a piece a name

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#14 posted 08-23-2013 04:25 PM

Ok, here is my 2 cents—take it for what it’s worth.

Firstly, this is an excellent presentation. I love the crescent shapes with the dual color scheme as well as the excellent presentation of the woodgrain.

Secondly, I am unimpressed by the central shaft. The crescent serves to draw your eyes to a central focal point that is a bit boring. I might have expected an abstract sculpture or an obolisk of some sort. Something with a little more interest. The shaft, at first blush, looks like a phalus symbol. It didn’t help my impression when you described the crescent as being highlighted with “gold guilt cream”. lol

Corian can be a fairly creative material for sculpting, but, it is a homogenous material with little inherent character to draw interest. Thus, the need for the shape to create more interest for the viewer.

I applaud you for exploring your artsy side and wish to encourage you to keep challenging yourself in this area. Too many people get caught up in the rigid shapes and established designs to ever take risks and be creative.

Overall a good work. (Is that the C & C you were looking for?)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#15 posted 08-23-2013 05:22 PM

DS Most definitely the type of C & C I want. Better than “I don’t like it” and no explanation why. The “Finial” is something I definitely need to look at.
Thank you

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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