George Carlin Scrollwork

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-17-2014 11:12 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carlin was an idol of mine while growing up. I can credit him and a handful of others for my skeptical and scientific outlook to life and living. I took his demise in 2008 pretty hard and still admire his humor and no-BS approach to life.

I found this black and white picture of him recently in a magazine and knew I had to capture this image in a scrollwork. I hope I did him justice.

The wood I used I harvested myself from a fallen branch of Maple that I slabbed out a few years ago.

Piece is around 1/4” thick and 11” high.

Everything was soaked well in lemon oil, black felt was affixed to the surrounding piece and everything was then adhered onto the felt for a “floating” appearance.

I think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately. – G.C.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 12:06 AM

Nice work bob.
“It’s the quiet one you have to keep an eye on.”

I had dairy products coming from my nose when I heard that line.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 12:15 AM

George Carlin was an uncommon man to be sure. His work spans many age groups as shown in his later work in children’s programming. His ability to reach the minds of so many shall be remembered.

Thanks for your post and the subject.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 01:18 AM

How come George doesn’t fall out? :-)
Great work as always.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 02:10 AM


George doesn’t fall out because he is super glued to the felt behind him. Also his eyes. :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 02-18-2014 02:15 AM

“So overnight, I became a sun worshipper. Well, not overnight, because you can’t see the sun at night. But the first thing next morning!”

Good stuff, KC.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 02:49 AM

Oh yea, you did old George justice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 03:53 AM

Nice work bob > George was a hero of mine as well ... ” I’ll pick my own heros” Saw his live show only once and had tickets to see him again , but he up and died. He was fearless in his comic observations and exposing the truth

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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#8 posted 02-18-2014 10:59 PM

George will always be one of my many favorite comedians. He’s a real guy with plenty of common sense, and very funny as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 02:11 PM

Nice work. George was also a favorite and an idol of mine growing up. I’m glad I had the chance to see him perform in ‘06 before he was gone. I still have the tshirt I bought there. It has a picture of him in white on the front, and the back says… “Simon says – Go F* Yourself” Love it. Loved him.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 06:47 PM

I don’t know who George Carlin was, but you did a nice job with his image.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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