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My carving
Atomic Mess
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Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-04-28 12:58 am   Permalink

Great stuff, the simplicity is so effective.

 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-04 04:23 am   Permalink

Thanks guys - I use the "kiss" method quite often.

This 20 inch Marquesan is complete.









 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-06 11:57 am   Permalink

The heat is on so the spring carving season is near the end. It will be slow going for me until October. I got a few roughed out and will be idling along on these through the summer.


The inspiration for this spirit mask came as I was drifting in and out of sleep.




I have always liked this Rapanui ceremonial staff in the San Antonio Museum of Art.



This is the first time Iím attempting one.




My Ku technique still needs a little fine tuning. I have a 5 foot log 16 inches in diameter Iím working up to. This one is under 2 feet.



Iím not 100% committed to the top knot. It should be easy enough to chop off if I donít like it.



Thanks for lookin' in.



 
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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-05-06 12:38 pm   Permalink

Excellent work as usual. A 5 ft Ku??? Can't wait to see that one. All the new carves look great.

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2012-05-06 2:15 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I'm liking ALL I'm seeing!

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2012-05-07 08:37 am   Permalink

Awesome stuff Amate ESPECIALLY since you use the Kiss method!
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.Now, you gonna tell us what the KISS Method IS???
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hottiki
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From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2012-05-07 09:19 am   Permalink

"LIKE" the topknot !!!

 
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2012-05-07 11:01 am   Permalink

Amate rocks the house again.....you may keep things simple but
you also put a lot of thought and effort into your work, and it shows.
I'm always impressed with the body positioning of your carvings!


 
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Atomic Mess
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From: Hack-Ah-Nee
Posted: 2012-05-07 12:36 pm   Permalink

Really great pieces coming along! looking forward to seeing the spirit mask.

I think sometimes it's more difficult to do something minimal, as congatiki says the body positions are awesome - the broader shapes get more attention when there's less surface detail...

Benz - KISS - Keep It Simple Stoopid! ;]

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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2012-05-07 2:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-06 11:57, amate wrote:
The heat is on so the spring carving season is near the end. It will be slow going for me until October. I got a few roughed out and will be idling along on these through the summer.



ur killing me! Beautiful work. Your slow, is my fast forward!


 
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amate
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Posted: 2012-05-08 10:52 am   Permalink

Nixxon Ė the 5ft Ku depends on if I can get my daughter-in-law to sign off on installing it on their poolside patio. I gotta do something with that log one way or the other.

Thanks Surfiní Ė That marq is coming along nicely.

I am always flattered to have you stop by Mr. Benz. Refer to Atomic Mess above on your question.

Hottiki Ė I was hoping to get some feedback on the top knot. It staysÖat least for now.

Congatiki Ė Iím certainly putting in the effort but the thought is debatable. My carving is anything but well thought out. I start with a style in mind and usually something more specific like , Iíll make the nose better on this one by changing such and such. I first carve out the head and move on to roughing the face. Only now do I start to think about the nose. At this point I havenít given any thought at all to the eyes, mouth, ears etc. I just make it up as I go and I often get stuck, sometimes for months, on one feature or another. The moko is the hardest to get over.

Atomic Mess Ė Thanks for your comments and welcome to TC.

Big T. The rough outs are easy for me and go pretty quick. As long as I have something in mind I can move along pretty rapidly. Itís when I canít improvise on the spot that I get stalled (refer to response to Congatiki) that the carve seems to drag on. Thatís why I always have more than one in the works. If I get stuck on one, I just move over to another.


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hottiki
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From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2012-05-08 8:22 pm   Permalink

Amate....topknot in most tribes, peoples, etc., it is a sign of honor. In a lot of carvings there is not room for a topknot, but your carving looks all the more awesome for having it...balance-style and you can stick a feather or comb in it. Goggle "topknot Maori" and you will get why it should stay. Always fun coming here and seeing your work !

 
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Captain Jack
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From: Menifee, California
Posted: 2012-05-09 07:36 am   Permalink

Way to go! Looks like some nice projects you have going there ....

 
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pjc5150
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-05-09 09:46 am   Permalink

I say keep the top knot...

and that looks awesome bro. your original style & details are superb...


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-05-09 10:10 pm   Permalink

Wow
Great stuff


 
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