Sunday, August 23, 2009

COMPLETE




It's not often that I finish a piece and feel completely comfortable with it. Most times it takes a week or two to tweak and adjust before I'm satisfied. Maybe tomorrow I will feel differently but today I feel complete.


Wooden "door". 70cm x 66cm

68 comments:

  1. Simply magnificent! A true masterpiece! I love every inch of it and the story that it tells. A big hug to you!!

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  2. This is glorious in it's intricacies Robyn. I could live with this piece and never tire of exploring the details. I love the door knocker, the spark plug (?), the worn coin purse and the tree you carved, just for starters. Doesn't the state of satisfaction feel lovely? Congratulations! Oh, and the cow, and the ladies and the ....

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  3. You just took my breath away Robyn. This is simply divine...I'm speechless.

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  4. Just wonderful! Amazing. Congratulations.

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  5. Beautiful. As usual with your works I want to touch.

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  6. Oh it's gorgeous. Love your subtle play of color, the order and playfulness, your repeated groups of 3 - or multiples there of. No tweaks necessary - looks wonderfully complete to me!

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  7. Thanda thanda!

    So much beauty and balance., rhythms ... i love the sprark plug next to the old leather change purse... symbolic language!

    ahhh... to be satisfied. YES. :) I am relating to that!!

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  8. oh my goodness... it's perfect...

    wow, wow, wow......

    xo

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  9. That piece is stunning!! It must have taken a while to complete!! What are the dimensions?

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  10. That looks so beautiful. I esp like the wee leather pouch on the left, but every thing supports everything else. Just lovely.

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  11. Oh Robyn, this is gorgeous. I just love all the elements of life, growth, nature, Being!! Completion is a very good thing :)
    Would love to eventually see a photo of it installed in it's final Home.

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  12. Congratulations on finishing this glorious and inspiring piece! I just want to keep looking and looking at it. I would love to see you do some posts where you take us through your process; that would be fascinating to me. What are you doing next?

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  13. Wow Robin! I would feel complete also! This piece is absolutely unbelievable! I just love it!!

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  14. Wow this is a large piece. I can see why you are satisfied. It is gorgeous. I want to just keep looking at it. All of the 'stuff' draws you in and makes you wonder about the story behind them.

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  15. My God this is beautiful Robyn!

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  16. Wonderful. Did I tell you that I posted about your art/blog last week?

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  17. Gorgeous! Feels complete to me. I love it. Very empowering. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. This is breathtaking! I love every detail too! - Jeanne

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  19. this is very very beautiful.

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  20. What a superb piece - no wonder you are so content!!

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  21. Wow! What a magnificent piece! Your work is so inspiring.
    I love the ash tones mixed with the earthy rusted elements and the textural qualities and clean orderly lines of the whole piece.

    I think that the part of your work that speaks to me the most is your ability to form such large scale pieces out of smaller objects and yet you make everything cohesive and relative to one another.

    This truly is a fine piece, kudos to you!

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  22. robyn its wonderful! I could spend hours staring at all the wonderful little things you included! I love the little snake! lyle

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  23. Truly amazing and magnificent, Just curious, how long does it take you to complete a work like this Robyn ?

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  24. It's fabulous. Such a glorious feel of peace and order and it. LOVE it, Robyn!!!

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  25. I believe it, you are a real storyteller.

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  26. This looks like a large piece with so many different places to look and wonder. I know what you mean when you finish a piece and fill 'complete'. Sometimes this feeling holds up days later and sometimes objectivity sets in and I can critique it better. But this piece holds up complete right now.

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  27. This is quite wondrous! I could look at it for hours.

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  28. This is absolutely wonderful! I can def see it on my wall :)

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  29. How lovely. This is Deliously Wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Robyn - that is stunningly beautiful - I just would love to own it.

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  31. Wow - this is grand! Absolutely stunning.

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  32. What a magnificent work of art this is! Breath-taking to think you carved it all!!

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  33. This is beyond spectacular. Would love to have a chance to see it in person!!

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  34. One of the things I like about your art is how I can look at it over and over and notice something new each time.

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  35. Wow, naturally I love the tree. I so admire your talent and skill!

    Bravo...Best wishes Blu x

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  36. Absolutely fantastic carving Robyn. It must be wonderful to have this piece in your house and be able to admire it frequently. No wonder you are happy with it. I love the tree particularly and the way you have made it the main icon. You artistic energy is definitely galloping along.

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  37. Thanks everybody for the amazing comments! This blogging world is so supportive and I really value your feedback and encouragement.

    Oogleboops, it was quite time consuming . I'm not sure exactly how long it took but I worked on it for a month, whenever I had the time. The dimensions are 70cm x 66cm.

    Sharmon, I have a few small commissions to do before starting another totem.

    Thomas, it takes about a month to do this... designing it, making the door from scratch and then carving and embellishing.

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  38. I agree with others - a true masterpiece :) I also love the tree - you should make a carving of that tree by itself as well :)

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  39. OOOhhhh très joli!!! a feast for the eye!! Am speechless. Violette

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  40. I always get so excited to see your finished work. I really love all of your creations. This one is superb.

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  41. Balance and beauty... The tree and it's roots holds my eyes and heart. I would imagine after the feeling of being complete, might follow with contentment. Bravo Robyn!

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  42. that tree I love. The whole piece is stunning.

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  43. Truly a work of art Robyn...
    I love the sense of the "wonder" it conjures up for me, like an advent calendar or a shadow box does...I like to think about why each piece was chosen and for what significance it had for you the artist. I love how I can relate to the pieces in my own way too.
    Oh it's so "completely" beautiful...Jo xx

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  44. what a stunner robyn. it sure is 'complete'.
    oh how i would have to a your panel in of my doors in the house.

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  45. Absolutely beautiful. I could live with a piece like this. I take a deep and restful breath each time I look at this photo.

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  46. Magnificent and elegant! Every element is perfect in itself and as a part of the whole. This is a piece I would love to touch and to treasure...

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  47. Glad you missed me! We had a lovely time, just long enough for me to buy some lino cutting tools and have fun with the children. Plans are well afoot for the big trip. And oh I love, love this piece, sorry I didnt get back to comment earlier. I just love the shape of the tree, the figures,the bird, am into birds, no elephant this time? oh every thing I could look for ages and find something new and wondrous..
    Hope your small gift gets there soon and in one piece. Penny

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  48. I love it, Robyn. I can't believe how intricate and yet simple it is, all at once. Congratulations!

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  49. J'adore!!! Quel travail! Je veux bien un tel tableau chez moi.

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  50. Just superb, one of your best.

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  51. Oh my goodness! Lovely. Unique. Awesome! Nice work.

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  52. whoa! this is my very most favorite piece of yours to date ... it's really, really magnificent and I am floored by the amount of detail and how well balanced the whole piece is. I truly love, love, love this one.

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  53. Every sort of wonderful! I love this it is such a real treasure trove! Little glass bottles..shells...birds...buttons....teaspoon! Lovely!! I hope that great feeling lasts...this piece makes me feel good!

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  54. Incredible Robyn! Just flippin' incredible.

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  55. your 'voice' gets clearer with each piece, your authentic self. i love this. i'll take one please. just beautiful.

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  56. Robyn, yet again you have made something quite spectacular. As you might expect I love the tree.

    regards Dave

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  57. Hi...I love your art and blog so much that I have passed on an award to you. You will find it on my blog...I do hope you accept it.

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  58. Oh Robyn, this is awesome in the true sense of the word. I am in awe. Beautiful, beautiful. Perfect.

    I hope one day that I might be in a position to commission one of your amazing pieces - they appeal to me so, and speak to me (especially of home) in every good way.

    Congratulations on completing a triumph!

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  59. I love this...an amazing piece of art.
    I love all the humble elements interspersed among your wonderful wood carvings.

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  60. Wow Robyn this is breathtaking... I am just devouring every part of this carving... what an amazing accomplishment! Roxanne

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  61. Absolutely breathtaking :-) ¡Enhorabuena!

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  62. This is an amazing art assemblage. There is so much harmony and balance in it, as well as beauty and found objects. This piece really speaks to me.

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  63. O.M.G. This is awe-inspiring... Stunning. Thank you for making it, it does really good things to me...

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  64. a truly AMAZING piece....
    i can't say more ... lack of words...

    http://nanditark-lifeiscrafty.blogspot.com/

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