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Old 01-08-2009, 02:21 PM
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bogoak 4000years old

Hello All!
Please take a look of my 3 new sculptures from bogoak (~4000 years old)
1.You have light in yourself -169 cm
2.Breath of Terpsychora -163 cm
3.Nude 08 -62 cm
This wood is very good to realise such reflexive works, simply use a centuries action of Nature. I am very glad for this ,energetic, material.
Do you like it?
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Yep. Beautiful color. Nice forms. Don't know how to express what I find appealing about them.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Typically I don't like things burnt and charred, mainly because the soot migrates to walls and hands and whatnot, but this looks nice. Is there any surface treatment or sealer?
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:42 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Hi!
This oak was digged from bog.It's very old-this colours and shapes are natural.Sculptures are NOT burned-it's fossil.
some photos of material:
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:32 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

i have seen some of this bog oak in person hard hard hard nice work
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:55 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

These are very fine pieces, Mieto. Thanks for joining the group and posting.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:50 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old


my new work
,,words of centuries,,
bogoak, granite, 46 cm
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:01 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

I like how you have made that to look not as though you carved it, but as though it grew that way, or someone carved it centuries ago and the wood continued to grow and age over time.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:35 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

I get a very warm , comfortable feeling looking at your work. it is for me very appealing and most desirable. The material ( wood) was alive once,( but has undergone a transition ............to stone? ) and so are the subjects ( or that is what I am dreaming ) very cool and different from other ' murdered tree' timber sculpts. I think you are on to something here!!!!!!!! well done
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:41 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Very nice. Did you use some kind of oil to bring out the colour?
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:44 AM
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beautiful. excellent balance of you versus the fossil.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:15 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Yes, it's a beautiful piece indeed, as are all the other similar bog oak sculptures on your site. Your aesthetic sensibility with this type of wood is amazing. Have you tried sculpting other bog-wood as well?
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:18 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

. Thank you for the feedback I use the impregnation of beeswax and rosin.
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Like them very much. What are you carving these with?
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:32 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

This bog oak from peat mines (~ 4000 years old) or post-glacial moraines (~ 11 000 years old)
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:15 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

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This bog oak from peat mines (~ 4000 years old) or post-glacial moraines (~ 11 000 years old)
Mieto,

I guess Suburbanartists meant what kind of tools you use to carve these sculptures ???

Your work is lovely indeed.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:10 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Standard: chain saw, rasps, steel brushes, chisels, sandpaper. Work is slower-more resistance of the material.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:36 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

mieto,
in your second post, in the far right photo. that piece of bogoak has a saw cut on left edge. Did you make that cut or did the first nation members 4000 years ago have cross cut saws we dont know about? Fantastic work please show more. cheers
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:36 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

The cut from 4000 years ago was crooked ( primitive saw.. ) and I had to compensate for my chainsaw
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:31 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

my another work: ,, In the dark thoughts,, bogoak,black limestone,57 cm
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:36 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

brand new bogoak's face 40x 20 cm
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:42 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Very nice! Again, you are able to make it look like that was what was always meant to be for that piece of wood. It goes beyond having a good idea and carving it out of wood. You have a consistent ability to tune into the heart of the wood.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

What an exciting material! Is it brittle, as at least some oak varieties are? Where do you get it?
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:33 AM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

Let me second Glenn's comment, with emphasis. This is not an unusual genre, and a lot of the faces and breasts you find peeping out of twisty wood seem to me to be good work. But flirting around the edges frequently are such words as, forced, contrived, cutesy. These are so right that I just laughed in pleasure. Actually, I suspect the secret is that you had no hand in it at all---just plucked them out of the swamp where they grew naturally over millenia.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: bogoak 4000years old

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bog-wood
thanks, very interesting comments
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