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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 06:11:56 pm »

My mind went far off from reality, did not get even close to imagine that the overlay was done by carving both sides.  hide

Thanks for the info, fantastic way to expand our horizons.
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 01:00:16 am »

I had an idea to try an abstract eye after seeing a Munsteiner creation. I'm sure some of you will find it weird, horrible and disgusting but never mind it's just the way I work.


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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 01:04:23 am »

And after doing the previous carving, it gave me more ideas. This one is smokey quartz but unfortunately the inclusions make it a little difficult to get a good photo. I enjoy working with the inclusions, it seems to add life to the stone, rather than just plain empty quartz which may as well be glass.



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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2012, 01:10:27 am »

Great idea.  yes


You are playing in 4 dimensions when most of us struggle in 2 or 3.
Thanks for the show.
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2012, 01:59:17 am »

I always impressed by internal carving Pete.........i love your style, very interesting.
I should try it someday........... do you polish back carved surface? I haven't try so i don't have any idea.........my experience is to reveal an inside view on a cabs, many times i don't polish all backside to encourage the contrast effect.

Thank's Pete........... yes
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2012, 03:20:24 am »

Thanks Kurt and Daniel.
These carvings are not internal but reverse style.
I always start a quartz carving with the idea of full polish on both sides but knowing that will be tempered to whatever degree to get the contrast happening. It's a bit like black and white photography; about getting the contrast and shadows happening to give the effect. I'm still only touching the begginings of working with the quartz and light, shadow and contrast and I know there's much more to discover.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2012, 05:06:01 am »

Amazing pete, I love your whole approach and the results are fantastic! yes
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2012, 06:35:24 am »

Reverse carving....i just heared from you. I can imagine how that's, when you need to be "high" you go "deeper", i thought this way you reached the effects.....cool  yes

I also think about a different grade of polished to get different 'tone'......  dunno
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2012, 06:58:19 am »

So beautiful Pete, like life which is full of shadows, of lightness and darkness. And emotions which are shallow and deep and high and low.
You write poetry with your carvings:)
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2012, 12:05:08 pm »

Very nice and intricate work.  Working three dimentional, is going to give it a different look at other angles we do not even see in your pictures.   
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2012, 06:37:19 am »

You write poetry with your carvings:)
Not sure about poetry - I'd be lucky to rhyme two words at the best of times, but thanks anyway

 Thought I'd take the opportunity to test post from my new  computer with photo hosted elsewhere and using img tag.
 Gulp! here go's-
 The Nubian-obsidian carving
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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2012, 08:40:25 am »

 yes yes yes, love that too Pete.......keep'em coming.
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2012, 09:00:40 am »

Pete:)
What a wonderful carving and nice camera too:)
I love everything you show me:)
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2012, 10:58:47 pm »

Wonderful curve framing the face, nice work.  yes
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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2012, 04:04:13 pm »

Very nice indeed! yes
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