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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 199 days ago 1123 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you see, it is a sculpture made out of part of retired railway sleeper that I concaved in the centre as half spherical shape. That concavity is a bit bigger than the ball I segmented and turned to fill that hole but does not touch it except in an unseen 15 mm in diameter dowel to carry and keep the ball away from the sleeper in same distance.
I’m here not to seek LIKES or admiring comments but I would like you to suggest a title or caption for my sculpture. You can look at it in any way, standing up or flatly or even in 2D as in photo 3. I like to know how close our mind is in imagining sculptures like this. Thank you all.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 199 days ago

Now that I gave an idea for a name I can tell you that that is one cool piece of ART!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 199 days ago

That is some beautiful piece of art Sam. As for a name, it would be something to do with the moon or planets. maybe “Moon Glow” should be interesting to see what others come up with. Great work mate.

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

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#3 posted 199 days ago

When I first saw it, the first thing that came to mind was that it looked like a pearl on a pillow display. So, i would call it “The Pearl”. Whatever you decice to title it, it’s very fine work.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 199 days ago


The Creation of a Planet

Wonderful job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 199 days ago

Sam, I’ll call it “T” mate. As it hold the ball and reminded me the following story;

Tiger Woods is on his way to a golf tournament in Ireland. He is driving a brand new BMW.
He stops to refuel at a servo and as he hops out , a couple of T `s drop out of his shirt pocket. As he picks them up , the attendant walks up to him and asks :
” What are they?”
Tiger replies “They are T s”
Attendant asks “What do they do ?”
Tiger replies ” They hold your balls , when you are driving”
Attendant replies ” Those BMW engineers,they think of everything “

-- Dave -

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Sam Shakouri

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#7 posted 199 days ago

Any translation for the above comment? Please. Being Translator says it is Slovenian and translates it to the same word!

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#8 posted 199 days ago

Night Train

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#9 posted 199 days ago

Because of the tilt the mention of a planet seems like a good one. I’ll keep thinking.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 199 days ago

First of all it is such a beautiful piece, congratulations.. as for the name? I suspect that a proper Bocce club would pay big money for it… I vote Bocce! .... Oh and Dave, GREAT JOKE about the Ts

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#11 posted 199 days ago

that is an interesting piece, I would call it A NEW PLANET

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#12 posted 199 days ago

Birth, Discovery, or New Life.
Whatever it’s titled, It’s a really unique piece. I like it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 199 days ago

How about “Portal” – it seems to be emerging through the sleeper.

By the way, I think the contrast of color, texture and shape really make this one of your best pieces!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#14 posted 198 days ago

Sam, “Mercator” projection is a mapping technique where the Earth’s curved latitude and longitude lines get projected into a rectangular grid. Here you have a ball in a rectangle, so it makes sense.

Me, I thought “Panic Button”. Either way, it’s very cool. I like it vertical, but I like it when the ball is angled.

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#15 posted 198 days ago

I am old and not very artsy-fartsy. I can see the amount of work you put into it and it does have a different look. I am more into jewelry boxes, wood toys, lazy susans, cutting boards and turned bowls. My creations are more utilitarian and this is more of a “dust catcher”. I didn’t say I don’t like it, I just question putting that much work into such a piece. I will probably get jumped on by all the folks who responded so favorably but that is just what I see. It has been a long time since I have seen any art that appealed to me, the abstract kind does not. Sorry, mate.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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