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Project by NicoJose posted 322 days ago 1181 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please don’t think that because I haven’t uploaded a project in a while, that I stop working with wood. Its quite the opposite, I’m busier than ever focusing mainly on furnishing an eco-art resort which opens September 2014. Beside the one of a kind furniture pieces and interior, ill be making my organic sculptures outdoors.

The one in the photos are from the Malasimbo Music and Art Festival 2013 that took place from March1-3, Mindoro Philippines. I did an installation the year before so I knew what to bring this time: (1) bring camping gear, (2) rappelling equipment, (3) handsaw, (4) two machetes, (5) cookingware, and (6) military shovel. I took a small boat to the island 150km north of Manila.

During the previous year, I camped and made a 10ft sculpture within 11days (5days of gathering materials in the wild/ 6days of interlocking and weaving a person sitting on a tree). For this year, I camped and made a 14ft sculpture man sitting on top of mointain that has a 45degree incline all in 7days. 2days of gathering and 5days of running up the mountain and asseembling it using simple barefoot carpentry.

For more info about the festival, check out:

malasimbofestival.com

Or

https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=malasimbo+festival&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=M9xbUqrjMISOiAeOiYGABw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAA&biw=320&bih=444&dpr=2

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com





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Wolffarmer

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#1 posted 322 days ago

That is great. Would be good at the Burning Man festival here in the states. If you don’t mind burning it at the end.

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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TheTalkingGrape

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#2 posted 322 days ago

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That stick man is so cool it would of taken ages to make that. Do you hope to make it stay there?

-- Tim, Sydney Australia, http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTalkingGrape?feature=watch, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tims-Wooden-Wonders/1433591433543077?ref=hl

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NicoJose

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#3 posted 322 days ago

We burned the sitting sculpture from the previous year while I was making this one… We dismantelled the previous one and used it for cooking/barbecuing the food for the festival this year. Its was an awesome cycle. I plan to burn this one next year too. My intension is to do this particular music and art festival every year (for free) because the event falls under the anniversay of my near fatal car accident (in March 1, 2009), which probably made me value my life 100times more.

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com

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mmh

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#4 posted 322 days ago

It’s good to see that you are enjoying your new life after your near fatal car accident to the fullest! May you have many years of creative productivity and enjoy them with friends and family! Your work is inspirational and so is your drive to live a full life!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 322 days ago

Great project and post! Sounds like alot of fun and hard work which is a good thing in my book. Love the Philippines, been there 9 times. Keep up the great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 322 days ago

A great piece of eco art

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 322 days ago

very cool work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Surfside

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#8 posted 322 days ago

Wow! That is so magnificent!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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robscastle

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#9 posted 322 days ago

Magandang gawa
Mahusay

-- Regards Robert

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grizzman

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#10 posted 322 days ago

glad to see your work, and that your as busy as ever, would ejoy seeing what your making for this resort, or does it have to wait until they open…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 318 days ago

Amazing art sculpture and very cool festival. Thanks for sharing the great photos and activities. Great to know that you’re busy and enjoying life after the accident. You are an inspiration and hope to see more of your beautiful works.

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learnin2do

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#12 posted 314 days ago

-beautiful! I always love your work. 2 machetes _very important…is there a story behind that?! The same goes for me, only not so so fancy; i miss looking and posting, but paying the bills with wood takes all day, every day…and then some!

-- christine

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