" Discovering my Muse"

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Project by Arthouse posted 10-06-2012 10:07 PM 1590 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Texas river driftwood log that’s been rolling down streams for a long time. The inside of the tree is rotted out and the only thing left is the hard outside layer. I found this after a big rain . I didn’ t know what to do with it untill a privileged moment I discovered when I cut the log in two and layed it over on the other I noticed the different plays I could create using one on top of the other . I then began to play with cutting it little by little on the bandsaw untill I ’’ Discovered my Muse” inside a burr oak piece that had been rolling down river bottoms for over ten years or so . I hand carved the texture into the inside bottom of the tree for the back and other parts from came from higher up on the log. I was so amazed at the colors I couldn’t spray a laquer or conversion varnish or even think to stain so I polished the completed piece then polished wax into the final finish. I completely happy with the total outcome I am looking for more streams , springs and rivers. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 10-06-2012 10:42 PM

Just think… if it hadn’t been for you finding it & pulling it out of the river, it may have been lost forever… and never experienced it’s second life you have given it!

Nice going!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 11:13 PM

kind of looks like a weiner

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 11:31 PM

Well…. I have to agree with Mike about the ‘phallic’ semblance. Very well done piece…. and good storyline. I get to head up to them thar hills in a couple of weeks and do a bit of wood hunting for spoons. What is the approximate size? Really cool sculpture.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-06-2012 11:57 PM

Nice piece of art which would be passed by by anyone else!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 06:29 PM

Third the weiner thing…

-- LAS,

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#6 posted 10-08-2012 12:34 AM

On one hand I agree with the symbol of manhood although it seems to have a cape which makes it super weiner on the other hand it is creative and interesting way to handle the drift wood.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#7 posted 10-08-2012 03:09 AM

definitely a cool story, and a very cool piece of art…but my first thought was wiener as well.

-- Steve

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#8 posted 10-08-2012 06:58 PM

It looks good for being on its second leg of life.

Art has no master nor mistress but disrespect it once and you are condemned to an empty eternity.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 04:37 PM

Disturbingly phallic. But good job otherwise. :)

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