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Project by Borchik posted 07-07-2012 07:50 AM 3254 views 10 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This, 3 panel hand carvings was inspired from a Greene and Greene 3-panel carving found in the Huntington Library,CA. The panel before you is filled with detail so brilliantly executed that our eye at first is swept into a panoramic story of a ship’s struggle to maintain sail against ferocious winds, ocean tides and waves. Upon closer examination we recognize the importance of each detail. Each gauge mark expresses strong marine movement. The wood grain enhances the direction of the winds, tides, and waves. Even the selection of the darker wood underscores the dark, foreboding tempest and the lighter wood captures our ship in the midst of its struggle to right its sail. Unlike other carvings depicting ships sailing on placid waters, this 3-panel carving gives us reason to celebrate the ship’s success as it continues to sail into an ominous horizon. We are reminded that the ocean is full of struggles and that the ship is made to endure them.

The overall size is 71” X 31” X 1” and took me about 600 hours to carve. Frame was built with African Mahogany and Panels carved with Spanish Cedar.

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 07:56 AM

wow. That’s an impressive piece.

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#2 posted 07-07-2012 09:24 AM

WOW! Pretty much says it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 07-07-2012 11:01 AM

Beautiful piece of art. I’d be afraid to use it as a head board, but the idea of ‘tossing and turning’ did come to mind. All that time you spent on this…. was definitely time ‘well spent’.

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

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:15 PM

Monte said it, WOW!Thanks for the share

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 01:45 PM

That is some of the most breathtaking carving I’ve seen… it deeply reminds me of Van Gogh.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 02:03 PM

Very well done most impressive work.


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#7 posted 07-07-2012 02:03 PM

That’s a carving after my heart! Having spent 25 years in the US Navy, I can say with some certainty that storms at sea are both frequent and unforgiving! What a wonderful presentation you have made. What inspiration you have given us! Thanks so much for sharing. Absolutely the high wave of my day!

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 02:17 PM

Delicate and impassioned An old school master sir!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 02:20 PM

Alot of WOW…!

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 02:48 PM

Magnificent carving. I salute your skills and patience. This is really remarkable and notable.

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

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 03:23 PM

That carving is amazing and very creative. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 09:32 PM

I know this not an original comment, but “WOW” was the first word out of my mouth. I am still on “WOW” after looking at it for some time…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 11:07 PM

Outstanding Carving!! I really love the details,


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#14 posted 07-08-2012 01:10 AM

I can’t even imagine the skill neede to produce that. Great job. A huge accomplishment!

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#15 posted 07-08-2012 01:16 AM

Fantastic. What a beautiful piece.

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