Tree of Life Landscape framed in QuarTeRSaWN White Oak and Walnut

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 10-22-2008 05:44 AM 2805 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Titled: Path to the Tree of Life

Artist’s always sell there best work. This one is SOLD to a repeat customer in UTAH.

Framed stoneware tile triptych in bronze finish.
Quartersawn white oak with Ohio black walnut.

Finish is vinager/steelwool ebony in the corners and back of frame. Next is dark oak dye stain, mahogany oil stain and buttonlac shellac followed by walnut paste wax.

All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375

Bronze acid patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:

All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time expense and risk attending to their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear, are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist then those things which everbody calls cheap.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 10-22-2008 06:02 AM


I like the looks of the tree silhouettes best, while stepping back, & looking at them from a distance.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 10-22-2008 01:40 PM

Beautiful tiles and frame, Dan. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 10-22-2008 02:52 PM

Very nice, Dan. I really like the frame on this one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-22-2008 06:00 PM

Nice tile’s craftsmenship in a beautiful frame.
At first I thought the trees were made from bronze sheet.

Thanks for the pics.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-22-2008 08:23 PM

Very nice. I always enjoy seeing your work, thanks for sharing

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 10-23-2008 01:13 AM

Dan, thats a great piece. Trees do have a big influence in your work. Too bad you can’t keep it.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 10-23-2008 04:18 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Grumpy … I think you hit it on the button. I’ve always saw beauty in trees…., as seen in landscapes, as well as the variations in the wood. Planet Earth … what a place !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 10-23-2008 05:07 AM


I would be in deep doo doo if I had to chose my favorite piece of yours!

All are masterpieces.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 11-12-2008 03:25 PM

You definitely got the patina down pat. Great looking stuff!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 11-13-2008 06:24 AM

Thanks Lee. You are too kind.

Miles ! Hope all is well and thanks.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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