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April/May Project update 08/05
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:47:39 AM »

After what seems like months, I'm finally getting back to the machine to do some work in stone.

Just got started on my intended project for the month, a combo of 6 different pieces to be combined into a concept piece/pendant.
Started the easy ones first, Mexican Fire Agate bug, and some teeth out of Orrums US Moonstone.
April projects by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Biggest challenge will likely be to realize a small scorpion out of Dino Bone.... :)

In the meantime, finished up an Ugly Duckling leftover.
At least now it can be used as pendant.
April projects Mexican Fire Agate by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Overcast rainy conditions, so colours are better at hand.....
April projects Mexican Fire Agate by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, Kurt
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Re: April Project rough cut update
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 04:43:44 AM »

Gotta work the rest of the week, so got time to sand till Sunday.
lies and deceit first step by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Still needs two more pieces to complete.......
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Re: April Project rough cut update
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 12:40:53 PM »

Hi Kurt this is going to be another of your amazing pieces can't wait to see it finished.
Dave
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Re: April Project rough cut update
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2018, 07:47:56 PM »

Yeah, the current project is not for everyone's taste... :) :)

This is to express my distaste and protest about language use, where obscenities and foul words have become a norm that seems to be acceptable by a majority.

Secondly: it sprung from recently flared up dealings with a relative that I have/had to endure for far to long already.
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Re: April Project rough cut update
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2018, 08:42:29 PM »

My mind went ".... rolling stones reference?" at first. I get the symbolism when you spell it out, and agree on the language. Got a few coworkers who know better but use it anyway.
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Re: April Project rough cut update
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2018, 06:48:27 AM »

Kurt, I think your carving depicts that particular topic well.  The forked tongue clued me in before you explained (and what you named the picture).  I've been looking at the lines in the lips.  They are so realistic, it's spooky.
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Re: April Project update 24/04
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2018, 08:07:59 AM »

Slowly getting there. Lips, tongue and teeth are polished and fused.
Foul language project WIP by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Still struggling with accepting my limitations working the size of the scorpion. Not happy with overall shape. Tail needs to change, and I hope that will give the creature instant recognition.
Just to get an idea what size we are talking about.......
Foul language project WIP by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Its my own fault, pride does not agree with me getting magnifying visors yet,.... But cant put it off forever, I suppose.
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Re: April Project update 24/04
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2018, 10:06:02 AM »

As soon as I saw the shape I thought scorpion, maybe overly self critical.  I think it reads just fine.  Maybe someone who has never seen one might wonder but i think it works just fine.
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Re: April Project update 24/04
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 10:22:08 AM »

The scorpion looks like a scorpion to me. The other art project is very interesting and applies to many avenues in life. Great piece of art !!!
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Re: April Project update 24/04
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 11:38:04 PM »

What a wonderful way to vent ones distaste.
Your work is always lovely to see and also very inspiring.
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Re: April/May Project update 08/05
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 07:49:00 AM »

Look turns out more that of a maggot. Never mind, as long as it looks creepy in the end.
Shape seems ok overall. Lets hope I can carry it beyond the sanding to the polish. While this creature has essentially a fixed place, I'm still waiting for a silver spider before committing individual pieces to their places.

Centepede added by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
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Re: April/May Project update 08/05
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2018, 08:16:02 AM »

Looks like a thousand legger crawling out of that mouth.  Perfect!   :headbang:
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Re: April/May Project update 08/05
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2018, 09:10:40 PM »

Looks perfectly creepy to me Kurt, I like it a lot. Fearless as always with your art.

David
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Re: April/May Project update 08/05
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2018, 08:24:56 AM »

This is truly amazing.
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Re: April/May Project update 08/05
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2018, 06:03:41 PM »

After tinkering for nearly two months, put it finally together. Only thing left to do is make it wearable. FA bug, Dinobone scorpion, opal worm, jasper mouth, jade tongue and moonstone teeth, plus bought the silver spider.
ppfoul mouth one by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
As a concept this is a piece that is open for interpretations. For me its about common acceptance of swearwords in use just about anywhere. AND the creatures, to me represent something a bit worse.

Split tongue = lies,
scorpion = words can/are often be pure poison,
worm/centipede = general rot,
Spider = fearsome to most,
Bug = driving in decay.

They stand for lies and deceit that we all have to deal with on daily basis.
Maybe a title for this piece could be "Verbal Diarrhoea" or "Don't trust my words".
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