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« on: December 08, 2015, 12:17:03 am »

Its been quite a while since I have posted here, I started carving this little fish recently, its from the same rough Margie won the killer cab contest with, close to the best color rhodonite ever found in AU, if not the world in massive material, we found this rough a few months back left by miners from a mined out deposit, I will be in laying opal for the eyes, not sure what color yet, sanding on 240 grit, has some cracks that I need to treat.


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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 07:14:04 am »

Michael:

Sweet! This is a departure for you, most of what you do is geometric. I know this is too, but it's also got organic elements.

I know the finish will be perfect; your work always is! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 08:13:21 am »

Like the temporary departure from your usual forms.
Nice to see you experimenting.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 08:17:41 am »

Stunning carving, Mick!  Love the fish and the way you used the infinity form in the body.  I vote for black opal for the eye.  It will really make the color of that gorgeous pink pop more than it already does.  Please post a finished photo when you're done!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2015, 05:07:43 am »

WOW that is a beauty Mick

I have only carved soft stone by hand until recently I started working on a piece of jade. It has made me much more aware of the talent some of you have.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 08:29:02 am »


Very beautiful and striking . Observing in detail see that the body forms a x is not touched .
How could you do ? You have to work very fine for the stone is not broken?

Seeing your work do not know if I ever get to have your level .
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2015, 02:05:56 pm »

Thanks for the great comments, this is a slight change for me, abstract and figurative in one piece, just shows how the two can be mixed in one carving, 3 years back I would have never attempted this shape in a stone like rhodonite, did not have the knowledge to keep it in one piece or where to start, it has small cracks that did not show up until carved, I might try opticon under a heat lamp for a few hours, or in a vacuum, both work.


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