Lost in a Picture

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Project by KoryK posted 08-21-2012 12:24 AM 3774 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one was a real blast to make; it gave me the opportunity to get really creative with grain patterns. I was actually waking up in the middle of the night thinking about it and how to proceed. I appreciate the Native American culture and I wanted to do something to honor that. I was originally trying to show a culture that is caught in a vortex and disappearing. Again, as I show it to other people they see something else. So far I have gotten that it looks like ying and yang, lost love, difference between men and women. I guess that is part of art and a good thing that people see different things in a piece. Please let me know what you see.

It is 15 inches wide by 11 inches tall and almost all of the pieces have some kind of spacer behind it ranging from 1/8 to 1/2. It is made from curly maple, cocobolo, babinga, wenge, cortez, walnut, red heart, mahogany, aspen, ebony, yellow heart, Spanish cedar, and an oak frame. No stains were used to achieve colors and are finished in satin.

Thanks for looking!

-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory

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#1 posted 08-21-2012 12:31 AM

Looks very spiritual. Awesome, as always, Kory. Super wood combos.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 08-21-2012 01:11 AM

Very nice!!! I too love doing Native American art….

-- Dana, Tn and Tx artist

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#3 posted 08-21-2012 02:09 AM

WoW! What can you say.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 08-21-2012 03:09 AM

Kory – I didn’t know LSD was still around. This is really amazing, very cool.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 08-21-2012 03:50 AM

I like the Native American motifs. A lot of careful and creative effort went into this piece !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 08-21-2012 05:48 AM

I see creative juices flowing like a river.
This one is very good Kory and I like all your pieces.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 08-21-2012 06:10 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 08-21-2012 09:11 AM

I like this Kory! The colors are amazing too! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 08-21-2012 12:17 PM

Kory great looking intarsia work. Super color/figure combos. At a loss as to what the blue colored wood is.
Looking for that color for my work.

-- duanev -

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#10 posted 08-21-2012 01:17 PM

Interesting and well done piece Kory.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 08-21-2012 03:25 PM

Great piece, love your choice of woods and the shaping. Outstanding!!!

-- Intarsia92

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#12 posted 08-21-2012 04:04 PM

I love all of your work Kory, but I think this is my favorite!!!!!!
Just fantastic, so full of creativity and very spriitual!
The flow of this piece is just surreal, I really love it….

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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Jorge Velez

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#13 posted 08-21-2012 07:27 PM

spectacular job! very nice out come.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#14 posted 08-21-2012 10:32 PM

for once I lost for words, that’s a hard thing to do according to my wife

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#15 posted 08-23-2012 01:29 AM

You just keep getting better and better. This is fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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