project ounder work, chipcarved plate in personal style. norway.

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Blog entry by koraile posted 11-07-2013 05:38 PM 2317 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is simply a test and a introduction.

The plate im working on at the moment is a thing With history, it is a thing i have poured a lot of myself into. Its like a inner prosses, both of sorrow,joy and creating.

My grandfather turned this plate maybe 15-20 years ago from one piece of silver birch and forgott it in a corner in the workshop where i found it afther his passing away many years later. I thought it was sad if the plate wasent finished, so i started thinking of a pattern in a old skandinavian asymetrical chip carving style. But before i started the actual prosess of drawing it i went on a tripp to marocco and brought the plate to have something to tinker With, as i always do when traveling.
While there i met a old woodcarver, his son and grandson that all worked together, and their Family tradition had similarities With my own so we found the tone. From this experience and from some of the styles i watched in the area inspired me to mix some of this style With the one i already had in mind. So its a mix of maroccoan and Norwegian style that i have done my way.

The pattern is drawn by free-hand and its all handcarved of course, as everything i carve. The idea was that the pattern should represent creativity, the life in it, the simple start, the uncertain tendrils reatcing out and feeling its way before it feels the limitations it have and fall into a rythm along the bord. But then as life and creativity often do it takes a new way and flows into the center, where it senses freedom and flourishes into what its supposed to be and blossoms.

Hope you like it, and im happy for comments since i rarley show my stuff publicly.


-- Bard son of iver

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 07:42 PM

Det er lett å se at du er en treskjærer av rang med din egen stil.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 07:47 PM

Wow! Nice crisp details, wonderful design, great story…I am glad you’ve joined us here at Lumberjocks. Plus you made Mike, aka Stefang, write in what I assume is Norwegian. Thanks for sharing.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 08:07 PM

Tusen takk Mike! Thank you wery mutch! Its just fun, i have missed a Place to look at others Peoples work and share my own Projects. Afther 5-6 years where i have done something entierly different afther burning myself out on a wery big woodcarving Project that i used 7-8 years to finish i have now started up carving for full again. Il share some Projects in other styles to, just have to find the pics that i have somewhere.

-- Bard son of iver

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 10:01 PM

The plate is exceptional. The second picture, from a photographic point of view, is phenomenal. You got a double set of skills.

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 12:12 AM

What a great story, your Grandfather would be proud of your workmanship.

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 04:44 AM

Thank you wery mutch for Your kind Words!

-- Bard son of iver

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