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"Seeking Justice" Larger than life Cougar Sculpture by Joni Hamari

This is actually one of my older pieces…Just thought I might share it! I just had it back in my posession briefly to do a finish repair on it.
I love this sculpture…it is such a strong powerful piece. One of my few wood sculptures…and one of my favorites.

I have it sanded down to 400, finished and waxed…It just feels absolutely fabulous to touch.

This is carved from a single piece of Redwood, including the pedestal. I wanted it to look like it was standing on a pedestal, so the cougar comes over it on all four sides…To give it a little more light, I layered the top of the pedestal in 23 K Gold…it really picked up the light and made the cat glow from underneith. However, the client wanted it changed to Copper to match the accents in their home, so Copper it is in the photos! The customer is always right!

The wood started at about 2.5 feet x 4 feet, 7 feet high…weighing around 5,000 pounds (wet)...

Wood: Old Growth Redwood
Finish: Catalyzed Lacquer

Enjoy!

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Now that is art - no doubt about it! Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

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Joni I could only wish to carve a piece with the detail that this carving has. As Betsy said that is art and thanks for sharing. Amazing
 

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damn joni all your stuff is great and done out of redwood, you are one lucky woman.
 

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Hi Joni
This and all your work is just drop dead gorgeous !Thank you so much for sharing with us.
May I ask what kind of finishs do you like to use & how do you apply them?
Thanks again
 

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Exquisite detail and design. A true work of art. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece.

God bless
tom
 

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A great carving. Just beautiful.
 

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An amazingly beautiful work of art.

It also has an outstanding finish.

You are a great artist.
 

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Very nice piece of art. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Joni, that is beautiful.
 

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This is a fantastic piece of work, Joni.

Your talent is unbelievable.
 

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This is incredible!
 

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Absolutely excellent work Joni. What is the wax that you used?.
 

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you have joined the club of amazing master craftsman … truly beautiful
 

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Awesome
It does look very touchable. You gave the start dimensions and weight, what are they now?
 

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Great work, can you post pics of your shop and tools?
 

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Snowdog..I think there might be a little bit of shock if I posted photos of my shop and tools! Most pen turners will have a more complete woodshop than I…I might get around to a few snapshots, just for laughs…
 

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Amazing, you have the feel for life and beauty, SUPER!
 

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wow that is something to be proud of.
 

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just amazing!!!!
I'm glad we got to see it
 
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