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This hollow form vessel, "Aquifer", was turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. The elegance and fluidity of this piece is obtained by employing Fibonacci proportions. The orientation of the fiddle back grain, in combination with the layers of aniline dyes, creates great movement in the piece. This piece creates the illusion of water spilling out of the opening and down the form. Your eye then travels back up the elegant form and the journey begins again.

"Aquifer" highlights the incredible depth created by the layers of aniline dyes. The grain, detail and colors create great movement, allowing the viewer a ride on the rapids. Once you have reached the end of the ride, it is only natural to follow the elegant form back and take another journey.

"Aquifer" allows the viewer more tranquility. You are able to get close and admire the incredible depth, detail, and subtleties. I believe in form over function. "Aquifer" stands up proud, as if it just inhaled new life. "Aquifer" has a small footprint, somehow defying gravity with perfect balance - like a ballet dancer en pointe. Strong and bold, yet dainty and fragile; "Aquifer" marries complete opposites into an exercise of controlled passion of eloquence and fluidity.

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Wow Joe, it is beautiful, you really have this method down pat. Great work.
 

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A beautiful piece. From the shape to the figure to the colour… pure excellence!
 

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Probably my favorite. Really nice colors.
 

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Another real beauty, Joe. Your finishes are absolutely amazing.

I'm going to have to start putting on hip boots to read your descriptions, though…. they're getting pretty deep. :)
 

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Incredible piece - absolutely stunning.
 

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Great job and very good description of your piece. The finish is amazing. It almost looks like a polished stone.
 

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Joe,

The depth that you get on your finish is absolutley amazing. A very beautiful peice. Thanks for sharing your works of art.
 

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Quite a description change since you first posted this project over a year ago : )
It still catches the eye and is worthy of being reposted though : )
Have a great weekend , Joe !
 

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Joe, WOW! What a stunning piece. You are in a class of your own.Don't pay no never mind to Charlie..he ain't had his meds yet today.Anything more than 5 words messes him up!! Your writing are as eloquant as your work. I like both.
Bill
 

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A truly admirable piece! Your description gives great insight as to what the viewer can see in the beautiful grain of the wood and the balance you obtained in your turning presents grace and elegance in the final work. Your finishing techniques have always been excellent along with your shapes. It's always a pleasure to see your work and how it has matured and keeps advancing. Excellent work!
 

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A beautiful piece.
 

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I could stare at this all day long! Very beautiful work.
 

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Joe,
Your work is like that of an artist working on a pallet of amazing color. Say you have quite the way with words too; your description is quite the piece of prose.

Thanks for sharing,
 

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That's a pretty one, I bet it is stunning in person.
 

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That finish is jaw dropping. Very beautiful! I also love the simple, delicate shapes of your pieces. Thank for sharing it all with us.
 

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a truly beautiful piece Joe with amazing color!
 

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Amazing depth on the finish.

The beauty of your pieces are mesmerizing.
 

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What else can be said…........... just absolutely STUNNING!

Aquifer is a most appropriate name for this beautiful piece of art. The depth of the "water" just keeps on going.

Fantastic job….... again !
 

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Once again a beautiful piece of art
 
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