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Project by rdlaurance posted 03-28-2009 09:05 AM 3037 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

White Rabbit: “One Pill…” measures 25 cm x 27 cm x 25 cm and is carved & fabricated from cherry, elm, apple & lilac woods.

Inspiration from the 1967 classic song “White Rabbit” by the American psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, based on Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice in Wonderland”. The lyrics (sung by Grace Slick, seemed to bode a prophetic look to the future of the pharmaceutical industry, our present day.

Please note: This was originally posted March 2009, but I had removed the photo and description at the behest of a Gallery that wanted exclusive showing rights during the duration of an exhibition plus two months. I never got around to reposting the photos and description until now. My bad, as it has always been one of my favorite pieces. A real joy in execution and I can still hear G. Slick’s booming voice as she begins the lyrics on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm (Woodstock-1969).

-- Rick, south Sweden





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#1 posted 03-28-2009 08:11 PM

Nice! Interesting to look at. Great wood and shapes.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-28-2009 09:02 PM

welcome to LJ!! Interesting project. Great carving of the human hand. That is one of the hardest things to carve, trust me, I’ve tried :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-29-2009 03:42 AM

Another unique carving

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#4 posted 03-30-2009 12:22 AM

amazing!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 02:58 PM

awesome

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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#6 posted 05-23-2009 04:04 PM

This is outstanding! To me,this is about the variations in textures,woods,and shaping that are like a visual journey to the hand.Like a hike through forest and stream to reach a waterfall.
Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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rdlaurance

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#7 posted 05-23-2009 09:13 PM

Wow! What an analogy. Glad you like it. And of course, it is also about the eroticisation of the hand as an organ of pleasure in addition to the erect penile member and pudendum. But I love your analogy! Thanks Andy.

By the way, I am originally from (eastern) Oregon but have spent much time in and around Sutherlin while growing up, as my grandmother was a 6th grade teacher there and my grandfather worked for the State Fish & Game (counting fish going up the fish ladder at the dam between Sutherlin and Roseburg). I have pleasant memories of the place.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#8 posted 07-01-2009 11:28 AM

Hi Rick, this project is very nice from the following points of view, woodcarving. Colors and it catch you to think about the meaning of this project and what you want to express to the audience. After looking at it, I could not jump to the next project. I stayed and think about it. Thanks you for sharing it with us.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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rdlaurance

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#9 posted 07-01-2009 05:30 PM

Thanks Eli for your comments and glad you enjoyed the piece. To provoke contemplation on the work and its meaning is something that I try to do with all my ‘fine art’ pieces. Guess I was successful then, on this one.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#10 posted 08-22-2010 06:57 AM

i’m still pushing my jaw back up…i’ll read some Freud & check back later! -too wonderful to describe -all the works posted

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#11 posted 08-22-2010 10:31 AM

Ha Ha… the Freud might come in handy in trying to figure me out….LOL

Glad you like the piece and others.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#12 posted 09-23-2010 11:53 PM

Had to be Freud? I was just ready for someone to say, “young grasshopper, once you snatch pebble from my hand, then you will be ready.” So much for Kung Fu

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#13 posted 05-21-2011 02:25 PM

Impressive. Artwork

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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