Mirror Frame "Scythian Lullaby"

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Mirror Frame "Scythian Lullaby"
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fumed oak, linden, amber, Ural malachite, mother-of-perl, 30-40 cm.

A mirror in which the other reality is reflected.

Sometimes we feel some warmth which comes from the workpiece. We also feel something delicate and elusive, which makes our heart ache like a nostalgia. It makes us remember those times, when we used to fly in our sleep, used to read fairy tales and legends, when everything aroud us seemed so big and meaningful. “Scythian Lullanby” reminds us warmth of a bright summer day, sweet melodies of our ancestors, a fantastic world of an ancient tale.

It seems that one can endlessly peer into fancy reflections of ancient legends in the workpiece. Every element is obviously all-sufficient, and at the same time it is bound up with other elements by a delicate thread of pristine tale. Our attention streams from one detail to another. Ophidian Goddess is rustling gently, while shades of spiritual creatures appear for a moment among the trees. Soothsaying rods fall down onto the ground… Depth and space are joined, like truth and fantasy are interlaced in a tale.

...A dream wraps up your soul and body, and in the mirror you see another reality. It is the world of childhood dreams, wonderful fairy tales, ancient legends and, surely, the world of imagination and creative work, which helps the Master represent this imperseptable world in a tangible reality.

-- Alexei, Ukraine.

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#1 posted 223 days ago

Beyond beautiful….wow!

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 223 days ago

Very awesome carving and a lot of fantastic details…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#3 posted 223 days ago

Wow what an amazing carving, so much going on in the carving that the more you look at it the more you see.
Awesome work…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 223 days ago

Beautiful carving with incredible detail!

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#5 posted 223 days ago

Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 223 days ago

WOW! Incredible.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 223 days ago

So much going on in this piece and so much to look at, very beautiful.

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Alexei Vibornov

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#8 posted 223 days ago

thanks to all:)

-- Alexei, Ukraine.

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#9 posted 222 days ago

Alexei well done :: Compulsive viewing :: Tranquil dream like :: Great Skill and depth :: Also Love your interpritation great art ::

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#10 posted 221 days ago

Wow ! Your work is amazing. I have been following LJ for 2 years but I have only seen one other artist that carves with that many incredible details. It’s Mariya : Thanks for sharing your work and please, keep posting your projects.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#11 posted 219 days ago

Great carving!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#12 posted 219 days ago

A level to aspire to for me! Thank you for sharing.

Eric in Calgary….

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#13 posted 215 days ago

All your work is just astounding. I enjoyed your poem on your website…. (I don’t read Cyrillic, but I have great translation tools, from when we traveled in Kazakhstan.) and so true the work should speak for itself the rest are empty words…

You need say nothing…

except tell me what your process is for sanding such small intricate details. :)
All amazing work.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#14 posted 213 days ago

I like your the way use your words as well as your hands .

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