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NEW Benzart Black Jade Marq 3-6-14
tikisbytyler
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Joined: Sep 16, 2008
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From: Neptune Beach, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-06 10:20 am   Permalink

Beautiful work, Ben. I love the way you get these off center perspectives and still everything is proportionally correct. I have a real hard time when I try to work without a true center line or with an implied center. You always seem to capture those more natural views with such precision you make it look easy, when I know it is not. Thanks for all the inspiration, Ben.

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2009-06-06 11:16 am   Permalink

Seriously bitchin Benno. That guy came right outta nowhere? What inspired you to pull up those features? I haven't seen you do something like that in a loooong time. I bet that is going to shine up like glass too.....
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benella
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Joined: Sep 27, 2006
Posts: 1423
From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-06-06 1:05 pm   Permalink

WOW Ben, this guy already looks perfect and has to be on this page too !






It's the first time I see you carving a marquesan style tiki and I hope there will be lots more because this piece is realy amazing.
Happy happy happy to see you back in the wood.

Benjamin.


 
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-06 10:38 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tyler for the kind words, again a photo inspired me for this guy and it was the shot from this angle which excited me the most. I haven 't carved a Marquesan for a long time because there seems to be little room for interpretation, but I guess I was Wrong Again! Thanks.

Thanks GMAN Like I told Tyler it was a photo I've been wanting to carve a long time and just decided to do it.

Benjamin, Thanks for the comps, Yes it Has been awhile since I did a Marq but it might not be as long till the next one:)

Thanks guys
Here is todays update




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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-06-07 12:58 am   Permalink

Update after update, it's becoming more beautiful.
I always love the interpretation you put on those magic pieces that's what makes you "The" Benzart.

Mahalo,

Benjamin.


 
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benella
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From: Meudon, France
Posted: 2009-06-07 12:59 am   Permalink

Hmm, forgot sumthin', how tall is that beauty ?

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2009-06-07 03:00 am   Permalink

I'm sure you must have made your Marq at some previous point too, but I don't recall seeing one for a very long time. Love this lil' guy - some nice trad lines happening there, along with the trademark Benzart fierceness starting to form in his expression. Is that eye marked out for carving or inlay? Hopefully I'll find out in the next lot of photos which should be coming soon, huh?
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2009-06-07 03:24 am   Permalink

You are the master of the hook knife, some of those cuts look about as big as some of the grain pores in the wood.

 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-06-07 06:38 am   Permalink

Another exceelent carve! I'm glad to see you doing some wood again.

 
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teaKEY
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Joined: Nov 09, 2004
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Posted: 2009-06-07 08:02 am   Permalink

I randomly clicked on this thread and saw the pic and knew it was a Benzart. All your work has an unmistakable Benz look and feel to it. Taking what you already do best and applying it to something you haven't tried yet. Super cool. -tea
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TravelingJones
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
Posts: 897
From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2009-06-07 08:14 am   Permalink

BenZ is Back...pinch hitting in the top of the 6th... he's a switch hitter ...changes his batting stance... now the picher looks confused...crowd is on the edge of thier seats cheering!!!
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seeksurf
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Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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From: Buckley, WA
Posted: 2009-06-07 08:36 am   Permalink

Great stuff Benz. Love the full lines and the eyes are fantastic.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2009-06-07 09:30 am   Permalink

Benella, Thanks, you are gonna make me blush and you are spoiling me, Love those kind words.
Oh yeah, He is 3 1/8 Inches tall. Next group of photos will have one showing size. He's Large after looking at my recent stuffs and it's Strange having all this Space to fill or Not to fill.

Paipo, Thanks for the props. I believe the only pieces I have done resembling Marquesan have been Very early as in numbers 4 and 6 pendants, Way back in the beginning of TC time

I guess I've changed a bit since then hey?
Here is one of the Photos for my inspiration

Johnny, I think the Hook has Mastered ME! I've broken the tips of at least 6 blades on this guy, Koa is Very unfriendly to the knife. Yes some of the cuts Are small, tiny, Minute. Thanks JP

Thanks Aloha, Appreciate the props and It feels Great to be carving more wood but the Bone and stone are Calling, Loudly too!

Thanks teaKEY...what?...I'm glad you randomly landed here to view my meager attempts at a marq. I guess I need to do a few to get it right.
Jonesey, You can be on my Cheering Squad Any time, Thanks for the kind words and it's Great to be back, even if it Is half way. Cheers!

Thanks Everyone for the great response, makes me want to get out to the shop and carve more and more and More!



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laojia
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Joined: Feb 04, 2009
Posts: 942
From: Metz Lorraine France
Posted: 2009-06-07 2:33 pm   Permalink

Two days left and I almost missed that: "The return of Da BenZ with wood carving knife"!!!
Your latest piece is really beautifull and always with a very personnal expression!
More posting! More pics! Please!!!

J.


 
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 1574
From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2009-06-07 5:15 pm   Permalink

Hey Benzer, thanx for posting the inspiration pic too, I always like to see how people get to where they're going.

 
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