||NEW Benzart Black Jade Marq 3-6-14
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2010-04-05 1:43 pm  Permalink|
Beautiful new ones! very nice to see, you are with a lot of pieces on the works, happy happy
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2010-04-11 09:04 am  Permalink|
Thanks T-Pak, Yeah yeah yeah...3 feet tall and he's not going anywhere??
Mango, Thanks Bro, 'preciate the good words... Come and get some any time!!
Seeks, Thanks on the whale and Ku and Yes he's a little Demon, several of my fingers Hurt after working on him!
Clarita,, Thanks, it's Nice to be thawing out so I Can work..
Joined: Nov 19, 2006
From: Lemon Grove
|Posted: 2010-04-11 09:24 am  Permalink|
Wow, what a way to greet a Sunday morning...this is is quite the BenZ fix!...thank you sir!
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2010-04-11 11:39 am  Permalink|
Talking about putting a lot of yourself into your work...
wow! that's why you are 'the chief' no doubt about it, amazing style, amazing pieces!
Joined: Oct 12, 2009
|Posted: 2010-04-11 11:47 am  Permalink|
BIG BEN that tiki is awesome I cant believe the details!!!!!
Your still showing us newbs how it really gets done!
Joined: Sep 27, 2004
From: So FL
|Posted: 2010-04-11 11:52 am  Permalink|
I'm happy to see that you finally got around to finishing that Lono. Just let me know when I can come pick him up?? It only took you 3 years(?) to getting around to finishing him up!! Oh yeah - the other stuff looks great too.
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2010-04-11 8:02 pm  Permalink|
That Lono is amazing Ben, nice work
Joined: Feb 04, 2009
From: Metz Lorraine France
|Posted: 2010-04-11 9:05 pm  Permalink|
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Sensei carver!!
Wood , amazing... This long-awaited Lono, The little whale went to fetch?
Stone , excelent... Waiting for the a perfect lashing, as usual.
Bone tusk, looking so smooth... wonderful stuff!
Thank's for sharing.
Art by Laojia
Joined: Oct 03, 2009
|Posted: 2010-04-12 08:53 am  Permalink|
Just when I thought I had seen it all. You never fail to amaze! The lono is stunning!!
Joined: Jun 14, 2009
|Posted: 2010-04-12 10:20 am  Permalink|
What can I say that hasn't already been said. Simply....................WOW!
I like the natural curve, it gives it extra character and depth. Every piece you carve has a special look about it. That's why it is so enjoyable to look thru your thread time and time again. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with me and the whole TC community.
When I go over to Swanky's I'm able to look at one of your bigger carves.
It seems to capture my attention every time.
Aloha & Mahalo
My bodys in the south but my mind is in the South Pacific............ALOHA
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2010-04-12 10:58 am  Permalink|
Maybe off topic here, but where did you get that mahogany? I can't find anything bigger than 3 inches to cave and I really want more like 6.
Are you just getting that guy finished or is this another one. I swear I recall that guy from a while back. Makes me want to not stain but wax some stuf... Nice.
Joined: Jul 31, 2008
|Posted: 2010-04-12 1:16 pm  Permalink|
gasp........i just passed out
out of all the great work displayed on TC, i spend a lot of my time just going through your stuff. i don't comment as much as everyone else because im just starting out myself and dont have much to contribute to a master such as yourself. your style and technique is amazing ben.......i think you should right a book or something. i'll pre-order mine now.
Actually, have you ever thought of doing a book of your art?
[ This Message was edited by: Creative Chimp 2010-04-12 13:17 ]
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2010-04-12 1:34 pm  Permalink|
Benz like a said This Lono is a true inspiration to me and has had a huge impact on what a lono is to me.
Happy Happy Happy!
Grom Tiki Carver
Joined: Sep 27, 2006
From: Meudon, France
|Posted: 2010-04-12 2:09 pm  Permalink|
That Lono is THE king of Masterpieces.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jan 09, 2008
From: Kihei, Maui
|Posted: 2010-04-12 7:50 pm  Permalink|
Benz, Truly amazing carve you made, that Headdress is simply amazing!!
Can I second a book of all your work by the way, that would be awesome you know...
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