just 12 birds #1: 12 Birds

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Blog entry by rodb posted 02-02-2009 06:08 PM 1154 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I really like working with geometry and I love the challenge of making something that is symmetrical within a strong geometrically form. It sounds difficult but really it just means you start with a solid very rigid shape. Divided it into quarters or half’s, whatever. I know most of the people here on Lumberjocks may not be from Canada like me. I work in millimetres. So doing this I can get very exact.
12 Birds

I hope you can still see some of the pencil marks. I just follow a template and I carve down to the thickness I want the birds to be. In this case each bird will be about 2cm or one inch deep.

I will post more as it comes along.

-- R

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#1 posted 02-02-2009 09:31 PM

Nice design, interesting.

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

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 01:54 PM

Fabulous! kind of a play with the geometric patterns of old Moorish designs, the inspiration for M.C. Escher as well. This would make an incredible pattern for a wood screen room divider or outdoor privacy screen. Great job! Are you going to texture them more?

-- Rick, south Sweden

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 04:09 PM

Thanks Rick. I am definitly inspired by Escher. I really like working with geometry and patterns.
Thisn piece has been textured more it is in my projects section.
A room divider is a great idea I’ll look into that.

-- R

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