Man Carving Himself from Tree #1: Man Carving Himself out of a Tree, The Clay

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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 02-16-2019 07:51 PM 1586 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a clay model I’ve been working on, I just have the hands , mallet, & gouge left. This model is man carving himself out of a tree, I call it Determination The clay is 36”tall. Next I’ll be carving him out of basswood. Thank you for looking.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 02-16-2019 08:20 PM

Cool Dennis! Are you a full time sculptor now?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 02-16-2019 08:39 PM

cant wait to see it from wood looks like it will be another one of my favorites :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 02-16-2019 11:44 PM

You do good work. Reminds me of this saying: “a man cannot remake himself without suffering for he is both the marble and the sculpture”- Alexis Carrel

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 02-16-2019 11:54 PM

Amazing Dennis.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 02-17-2019 12:42 AM

Your diverse skills never never cease to amaze me Dennis. This clay model is more than just impressive. You are a genuine artist.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-17-2019 02:24 AM

Your artistry is always amazing Dennis love this great sculptor.


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#7 posted 02-17-2019 02:35 PM

Damn Dennis, this is too cool, Way to go my friend. Oh, by the way, I leave for India today, should be a helluva experience.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 02-18-2019 11:09 PM

Wow! That is pretty cool!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#9 posted 02-23-2019 05:31 PM

Thank you LJ Bubby’s for your very kind complements.

Hi Paul, No I’m just doing this one for fun, on my spare time.

-- Dennis Zongker

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