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Default Started with a chainsaw in 2012...

and finished it this week.
In 2012, I had to cut down a larch. I had an idea of a sculpture and cut away a lot of the excess, but even then the stump was quite heavy and it was not easy to bring it home. When all cutting was done, I treated the wood with a gas torch and finished it with two coats of linseed oil.

Working on sculptures from time to time is only kind of a therapy for me.
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Nice work. It still looks heavy. Is that considered art nouveau?
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Uwe, Wow, That must have taken a while to carve...It looks to be very tall. How long did it take to complete? Beautiful work, by the way
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Thanks a lot to both of you for your kind words!

@Cherryville Chuck : I don't know, what it should be called, because I am no artist and don't know much about art. It was simply an idea which I wanted to realize.
@gmercer_48083 : The real working time wasn't that long, because I started with a chainsaw for rough-cutting and an electric drill. But of course I also used chisels for making the slots and rasps too. It took so long because I developed several ideas for the implementation and rejected again. In between were always some long pauses.

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Well done. I wish I had your artistic talent. I have 3 acres of trees behind the house and a chainsaw but no artistic ability
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Thanks a lot to both of you for your kind words!

@Cherryville Chuck : I don't know, what it should be called, because I am no artist and don't know much about art. It was simply an idea which I wanted to realize.
@gmercer_48083 : The real working time wasn't that long, because I started with a chainsaw for rough-cutting and an electric drill. But of course I also used chisels for making the slots and rasps too. It took so long because I developed several ideas for the implementation and rejected again. In between were always some long pauses.
Yes you are an artist, Uwe, you had the vision to see something special where others only saw a log. I'll suggest a name for it: I would call it "Life" because it reminds me of the DNA double-helix.

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An impressive piece. I've always marveled at those who can look at a log or a chunk of rock and develop a masterpiece.

keep up the posts.
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I agree with the above comments, Uwe.

I see a whale....
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Looks great Uwe.
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Uwe.
University of the West of England ???....

says no such...
Australian slang dictionary
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