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Project by trifern posted 09-25-2009 05:25 AM 2976 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This hollow form is turned from fiddle back maple. It was hollowed through the bottom and then plugged. It measures approximately 6 inches tall and is 4.25 inches wide. the egg shell was carved. It is finished with aniline dyes, airbrushed acrylics, prisma color markers, wipe-on poly, and krylon crystal clear flat acrylic.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

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

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 05:33 AM

WOW ! I like this. Very unique

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 05:36 AM

Very interesting! I like the new look. Would you consider using some dark blues and black paints at the cracked eggshell area to subtly merge into the light blue? I like dark colors for their mysterious effect.

Keep up the good work!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 05:39 AM

Wow Joe you’ve hit a new realm in your turning this is outstanding!!!

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 05:39 AM

i love the contrast with the natural wood and the blue…very nice…

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 05:41 AM

it must be a hard boiled egg. LOL. Looks cool

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#6 posted 09-25-2009 06:20 AM

That’s over the top!! What next??

-- 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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#7 posted 09-25-2009 06:22 AM

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#8 posted 09-25-2009 06:25 AM

You have deffinately stepped up the skill level with these new turning/carvings. Outstanding!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 09-25-2009 06:35 AM

Fantastic design and colors . Joe : )

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#10 posted 09-25-2009 08:31 AM

Well, if I may be honest ( please don’t get offended! ) I don’t like it at all. Probably it’s an experiment of yours, and as an experiment it may have a meaning.

I don’t like the fact this egg looks so naturalistic; the previous vassel (Beltline) is suggestive (the contrast between natural and artificial, the memory of the ancient restored Greek vassels, the look of a sort of map of fabulous lands; I mean: everyone can see something new in it). But this egg gives no opportunity to unveil a hidden truth, if I can write it; it seems – sorry – even comic-strippy.

-- Antonio

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#11 posted 09-25-2009 08:52 AM


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#12 posted 09-25-2009 01:45 PM

Well I disagree with antmjr….. I think it is very artsy and beautiful. Where do you come up with all your ideas?

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#13 posted 09-25-2009 01:54 PM

Being a very utilitarian sort of person, I would find it neat if the top came off so you can use it for some sort of storage. I suppose with the hole in the bottom it can double as a “cache”.

I am viewing this with a small screen at the moment, but perhaps the previous comment on adding some darker blues is good.

I see a variation to this with a polar ice cap atop planet earth – or some sort of Gondwanaland…

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#14 posted 09-25-2009 02:26 PM

I like this one! A very different style/look. The eyes play between the solid color and the beauty of the natural wood grain like the poles of a magnet. You have done well!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 09-25-2009 02:46 PM

If it is art it will almost always be controversial, so this is definitely art, and very nicely done art too. Unique things are rare (is this an oxymoron?), and therefore very interesting. Keep up the good work Joe.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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