Book Match Art "Reaching Out"

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Project by OregonBurls posted 10-01-2010 05:11 AM 1605 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was getting ready for a Artist of the month show at my Athletic Club where I have the month of October. Started with the chopping blocks which came out good and then I stated to book match my burls and I call it book match art. This is an oak burl bordered with a bubinga frame and finished it with Linseed oil. I have a welding rod holding the oak book match up.

It is hard to see in the picture but when I look at it I see a figure reaching out. That is way I named it “Reaching Out” The pic makes it look like a monster or something but when you see it in person it is quite angelic. I just added the last pic. It came out better to see the image.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 10-01-2010 05:26 AM

Greg you picked a perfect name for this, when I saw it it reminds me of the movie the Hulk .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 10-01-2010 05:31 AM


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

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#3 posted 10-01-2010 05:41 AM

Beautiful piece! Love it.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 10-01-2010 10:17 AM

hi that is a cool idea to frame a burls the look great i can see the figure of a man in it .
you would think he is trying to break free .

the over all shape looks like a butterfly in a ca-coon .

great name for it .
i love it

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#5 posted 10-01-2010 11:30 AM

Before I read your story, I noticed the figure in your artistic project. This is the difference between craft and art. You may have a good chance in the compitition. Good luck. Let’s know.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 10-01-2010 01:26 PM

Greg, this is a beautiful piece! I like the name you chose as well, to me it looks like an Angel reaching out to me!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 10-01-2010 05:02 PM

Thanks everyone. This is not for a competition Sam just a place where I am displaying my work for sale. I hope I sell lots.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#8 posted 10-01-2010 07:22 PM

how much are you selling this piece for?

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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