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Project by Benji Reyes posted 01-25-2014 03:33 AM 1563 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sharing with you a sculpture i recently did.
I normally incorporate my sculptures with my furniture (functional sculptures). At least once a year, I work on free form sculptures to hone my senses on the organic flow of lines for future designs. I’ve had this piece of spalted narra lying around for ages. I thought I would play around with it and feel what the wood’s soul would let me work it. It was a tough wood to sculpt but the end result was well worth it.

The sculpture measures:

Ht 16”
W 26”
D 16”

Have a great weekend guys!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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nomercadies

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 03:43 AM

It seems to be Atlas bent over with the weight of our world on his shoulders.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Karson

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 03:45 AM

Beautiful, organic movement.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 03:51 AM

was this some introspection of sorts…and it all came flowing out, i love your work benji, its powerful

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

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 04:13 AM

I really like it Benji…nice free form flowing curves.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 01-25-2014 04:39 AM

Looks like a six fingered CLAW… LOL

Very pretty… COOL design… Flows beautifully…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Eric in central Florida

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#6 posted 01-25-2014 04:52 AM

Your artistic execution is flawless Benji.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 01-25-2014 05:24 AM

The soul as it flows to your hands is a powerful piece sir! Like most of the wood in your hands! Well Done!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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mmh

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#8 posted 01-25-2014 06:08 AM

If a piece of wood needs to show off it’s beauty, it would surely be in for a treat in your hands! Beautifully executed.

-- "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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oldnovice

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#9 posted 01-25-2014 06:37 AM

The first photo looks, to me, as an abstract of a rhinoceros looking from back to front!

But rhinos are not that smooth and flowing!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Eli Adamit

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#10 posted 01-25-2014 08:38 AM

Very nice sculpture. It gives a good feelings to my eyes. My first association was a Crankshaft :) Still the feeling is like sitting in an elegant place, looking at it again and again , can’t take my eyes off from it. (Not as stay in the back yard of the garage)

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 01-25-2014 09:18 AM

Wonderful sculpture Benji. It looks like very hard wood to carve, but you sure did a fine job on it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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tinnman65

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#12 posted 01-25-2014 03:17 PM

Beautiful piece of work.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 01-25-2014 04:03 PM

That’s very nice, Benji. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 01-25-2014 06:11 PM

I don’t want to pretend that I understand art, but this looks beautiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 01-26-2014 01:34 AM

Keep posting your beautiful creations please. They inspire all of us.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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