||Long time no carvings!
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2009-06-05 08:08 am  Permalink|
International Sensation!! I love it.
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2009-06-05 08:28 am  Permalink|
I echo everything that the other posters said, Seeks.
Both pieces are museum quality... and beyond.
Every little cut and mark, well thought out and executed.
Even the eyes... expertly painted.
Stop being so humble, and boast away!
You deserve the praise.
Joined: Nov 23, 2005
From: Attica, MI
|Posted: 2009-06-05 08:57 am  Permalink|
Very, very nice. You're precision is remarkable.
Joined: Aug 19, 2006
|Posted: 2009-06-05 10:01 am  Permalink|
Absolutely amazing work! How long have you been working on this master piece? Absolutely amazing work! Absolutely amazing work! I just can't say it enough...
Joined: May 28, 2008
|Posted: 2009-06-05 10:30 am  Permalink|
Joined: Jun 10, 2007
From: Northern Virginia
|Posted: 2009-06-05 8:12 pm  Permalink|
INCREDIBLE!!! God, this makes me wish I had the time to carve now. Great job!
Joined: Mar 20, 2008
|Posted: 2009-06-06 07:41 am  Permalink|
Seeks,It's Saturday there right? If Iwas you I'd buy a case of ya fav
beer put on ya tunes and pull up a chair and just stare at the sweet totem.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2009-06-06 08:03 am  Permalink|
seek - amazing job on the totem, as everyone else has said - it looks like an original. The tightness of the lines and the flow from one character to another is very well executed. I especially like the chisel mark texture you applied - it really separates the forms beautifully.
Very impressive job!!!!!! thanks for sharing!
OMG! I'm on Instagram!
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2009-06-07 08:31 am  Permalink|
Benz - no museum but thanks. Next challenge mounting them.
GMAN _ Thanks for the kind words of support. now get carving!
benella - Mahalo I dig the contrast work also you will probably
see this in most of my work.
laojia - Thanks for your excitement.
Tucson - thanks i like the off the reservation on this one funny!
Watango - Mahalo Yes many hrs of serious thought!
drasticwagon - thaks on the AWESOME!
tikisbytyler - thanks bro.
congatiki - Mahalo Mr conga. I know you like to play with the NW
stuff alittle so thanks on the stunner.
surfin - thanks for your excitement from the beginning on this sucker.
Lake - Mahalo, Im still a rookie I think. ya i might carve some
cool looking pieces at times, but I still dont know shit.
JP - thanks bro, Looking fwd to see those killer logs you have
Tikiizard - Thanks almost a year but not full time.
drgoat456 - Mahalo on the BEAUTIFUL
tikifreak - Thanks you have your hands full.
Polynesiac - Thanks Poly your welcome on the share bud. I love
seeing your work 2.
Grom Tiki Carver
Joined: Feb 04, 2009
From: Metz Lorraine France
|Posted: 2009-06-07 2:08 pm  Permalink|
At my turn to thank you for pictures link and precise answers.
pics on the links show full interesting details and close up. One more time: is a very very good carve!!!
Joined: Sep 28, 2005
From: Jensen Beach,fla
|Posted: 2009-06-10 10:22 am  Permalink|
Seeks You are an Amazing carver!!!I am in total awe of these pieces!!!Great work!!Now go get some SURF my friend,Aloha, Mooney
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2009-06-18 3:04 pm  Permalink|
Joined: May 11, 2004
|Posted: 2009-06-18 3:34 pm  Permalink|
Man oh man, your work is amazing! I think the cracks in the lono look perfect. They give it an air of dignity and history. And that new piece is a true masterpiece.
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2009-06-21 08:30 am  Permalink|
What I don't understand is how CLEAN your pieces are. I Know you must take Hours cutting every little wayward chip outta the way and making it look like it came oit of a giant carving machine,,,, HEY, Are you hiding the BIG Tools from us? You have a giant CNC Machine up there in your backwoods hideaway? C'mon 'Fess up, wheres it at?
You Know we Loves 'ya Man!
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2009-06-21 10:01 am  Permalink|
Seeks, that totem pole is pretty imposing. How tall is that piece? I've always loved big carvings, they make a real statement.
Your carving has improved on a steep curve to the point where I can't imagine that it could get much better. Very precise detail and design! Going through your thread again it seems like your work went from good to really good, then shot straight up to excellent. I'm really looking forward to the next installment on your thread!!
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."