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Serpentine "Rising"
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:32:24 PM »

Remember the presumed serpentine I got in China?
Presumed Serpentine "Rising" by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Basically polished, a bit miss shapen and drilled to wear. So I asked what to do with it.

Not quite a Phoenix, but "Rising" nevertheless. In Christianity hell is a permanent inescapable state of being. In many if not most other orientations of faith, hell is something that one has to endure, but one ultimately will be released into a higher state of being. Something that unbeknown to most followers happens in Abrahamic faiths too (there is Jahannam in Islam, but once released one becomes a Jinn (sort of angel)).
In most belief-systems hell is simply a form of purification before moving on.

Presumed Serpentine "Rising" by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Stage two
Presumed Serpentine "Rising" by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
And basically done
Presumed Serpentine "Rising" by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Needs some more polish with toothpick to iron out remaining rough spots, but will not improve much concerning picture.

Alongside that one, its time to finish an old project for the Disdero Agate Boys. Finally it was decided to set it as is without creating an elaborate background. So just shaved off the back, and small refinements here or there. Now on to sanding and finally finishing it off.
refining disdero agate by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, Kurt
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Re: Serpentine "Rising"
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2018, 06:43:44 PM »

Always fun to watch.Have a great autumn.
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Re: Serpentine "Rising"
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2018, 07:31:54 PM »

Both lovely carvings, great use of the 'flame-like' pattern on the serpentine stone.
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Re: Serpentine "Rising"
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2018, 07:11:00 AM »

You've done it again, Kurt!  Beautiful carving of Rising and the Disdero carving is wonderful!
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Re: Serpentine "Rising"
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2018, 07:22:02 AM »

Both lovely carvings, great use of the 'flame-like' pattern on the serpentine stone.

Yeah, got very lucky to have red colour streaming into her belly, but even luckier to have all transitions on the wing while the body is milky white transitioning into translucent for head and hair.

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