A moment in time

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Project by Div posted 08-21-2010 08:53 PM 3181 views 9 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was invited by a prominent gallery in Cape Town to submit an abstract sculpture for an upcoming exhibition. “The 4th dimension: a moment in time! “was my entry.
The work has been accepted and is currently on exhibit, so I am a happy chappy! A sale will be nice too! It is still early days and we always have hope!
This sculpture was done in African mahogany and the base is Yellow wood.

Thanks for looking. I know this is not everyone’s cup of tea and you are welcome to say so!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#1 posted 08-21-2010 08:56 PM

Thats my cup of tea….I can appreciate the work and time that goes into this project.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#2 posted 08-21-2010 09:06 PM

I’m simply amazed that one can come up with such a concept and then execute it so exquisitely in wood. It’s beautiful Div. Hope someone with some money thinks so too. Heidi is ready to pack her bags and come be your apprentice.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 08-21-2010 09:09 PM

That is a work of art, Div. Your artistic talent is phenomenal.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 08-21-2010 09:34 PM

jim, thanks. Yeah, shaping and sanding that thing took some time!

schwieb, Thanks for your words Ken. I’m waiting for Heidi, but you must come too! Then we can all teach each other!

britboxmaker Coming from the Candyman, I will accept your words as a HUGE compliment! Thanks Martyn

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 09:34 PM

I think it is beautiful. It is going into my favorites for inspiration!

-- curious woodworker

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#6 posted 08-21-2010 09:36 PM

Great job. Very interesting and very beautiful.

The question is, “Is it art or is it woodworking?” The answer is “Yes”.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 08-21-2010 09:37 PM

love the flow of it ….its a classy piece

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#8 posted 08-21-2010 09:56 PM

Div, You never cease to amaze me! Now that’s what I call art….......and you should be a happy chappy! Just being accepted to dispay your work at the gallery is the ultimate compliment. It’s obvious they have good taste! Thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#9 posted 08-21-2010 10:12 PM

Wow, I’m getting some serious compliments here from the heavyweights! Thanks you guys, your words mean a lot to me. Believe it or not, but sometimes it is my newfound LJ family that keeps me going…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#10 posted 08-21-2010 10:16 PM

I love it Div, beautiful piece! Is there separation between where the mahogany crosses? Hard to tell from the photo but if so, much easier to sand.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 08-21-2010 10:18 PM

Wow that is very cool , I like the wood choices. I like the beef of the base it makes it look right.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#12 posted 08-21-2010 10:18 PM

Cool idea! Well made, very interesting, nice piece…..................

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

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#13 posted 08-21-2010 10:29 PM

I really like this! Aptly named since it reminds me of the infinity symbol (globe being the moment in time?). A couple of questions though… Is the one end cantilevered? Looks like it from the photos. And I was wondering about the dimensions. Great stuff you make!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#14 posted 08-21-2010 10:33 PM

Hi Div, I consider this a work of art.
Did you plan this project or did you just follow you instincts?
The one end looks like it is suspended in mid air, I like that.
This is definitely a conversation piece.
Hopefully a good buyer will come along.

Thanks for sharing your project Div.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 08-21-2010 11:32 PM

It is otherworldly and so beautiful.
I’d like to know how big it is.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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