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    The Awakening..or

    ..a wood pumpkin?? A collaboration with Tim at Artistic Glass Studio in Edmond OK. This is a piece of Silver maple burl 10"d x 8.5"h (15" with finial) and hollowed to a 5/8" interior. Finish is Watco, buffed and Renaissance waxed. Tim is my son in law and gave me the glass as a garden ornament last Christmas. I decided to re-purpose it as a tendril of exotic plant life emerging from this form. I know the proportions are off..but I like it until Tim makes me a smaller one C&C welcome.


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    i like it!!! but i am not your average joe that sprout did it just fine i think
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    I like it a lot, but without the glass.
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    That is fun, that is great---unless you happen to be a parachutist landing on it.

    Enjoy,

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    However your piece does. I like it1
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    I like it, Ted. Pretty piece of burl, and the glass finial is a cool idea. And FWIW, I'm not sure I agree with you that the proportions are off.
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    That's a fine looking creation, Ted. I like it!
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    Ted i think its a very cool creation. I like the addition of the glass and it fits well into the image. Beautiful piece of burl you have there. Certainly a gallery piece in my view. Can think of many titles kinda makes me think of a new seedling sprouting after a volcano or some fossil action on an old pumkin casing. Got a spring feeling to it. Jack and the beanstalk also comes to mind. One thing for certain its art and thought provoking.
    cheers

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    Ted that is a beauty. I am thinking maybe a thinner glass finial.
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    Ted,
    That's a really nice piece and I agree with Vaughn, I don't think the proportions are off at all... the glass does set the piece apart... good job.
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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Once in a while you have to make something out of the ordinary just to prove the brain cells are still alive

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