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Inside Out by lieinbelieve Inside Out by lieinbelieve
I started this sculpture without any direction as to what it would be, I had just purchased a large piece of Manzanita and wanted to work on it. I started removing bad areas of wood hoping for some inspiration to hit me or something to reveal itself, when nothing did after a couple of days it was put away in the garage rafters. After about five years and three of those not doing any art I felt like creating and was looking in the garage and pulled it out and still with no direction just started carving away wood trying to make flowing interesting shapes. After a failed attempt at finishing it with Tung Oil which left it very dark and looked terrible I had to remove enough wood to go deeper than the oil which is a penatrating finish. I then began sanding again and with the advice of woodworking legend Sam Maloof who lives close by I sanded to a very fine grit and burnished it, then only wax was used to finish and protect it (Thanks Sam).
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Given 2010-01-17
Inside Out by ~lieinbelieve is a brilliant piece of sculpture, I especially like the way the smooth and precise curves, along with the colouration give the impression of tongues of fire. ( Featured by Thebuild )
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Zitherial Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. The color is amazing, and i really love the overall look.
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amsdigital Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student General Artist
awesome Work !
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Bulldog7284 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Truly beautiful work. It is always amazing to me when a sculptor can produce something that transcends the material from which it is sculpted. Well done.
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hadrian11 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular 
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Tony5885 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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shimondrory Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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feralnotion Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Very impressive. The twisting plans and directional form really draw me in.
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jackaburl Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic work
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reallitho Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
this is absolutely stunning! sometimes "time" is all it takes to truly create something so striking and beautiful...I never have been attracted to wood sculpture, but this piece has moved me in the right direction....bravo!
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gourdlight Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is great!
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knitnick Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
very nice work. looks like flames to me. You certainly found some very nice shapes!
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sharp... gives thoghts of Arabic writing...
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javpa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I'd like to have your abstract perception. You're so good friend. I like your job so much. From Galicia.
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Motion-in-Poetry Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work :D
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cassandra667 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
it turned out beautiful
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ThaPro Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
...great work....what did you finish this with?
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Sael87 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's a wonderful piece you have here. Shame about Sam Maloof, lets raise a glass to him next time you go for a drink, he made same really spectacular pieces. Unfortunately lived across the globe from me, but I thank all my friends for their advice in woodworking in the same spirit!

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Marijuana3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's really amazing.I love it
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Marijuana3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really amazing.I love it
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Cookie-420 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet wood. I love what you played it into.
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quaraszd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Realy, really AMAZING!! :squee:
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russianhydra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
The best art is that which is done without direction. IMO
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ranroona Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this was featured here [link] ^___^
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house-mouse Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I come back to this again and again. I'll just fave it finally, because it is THE best woodwork I've seen.
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JanTuts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Digital Artist
I was browsing my old PC and found a folder where I saved the stuff I thought was awesome, before I had a dA account :D
So I saw this again and thought: must...go...insta-fave! :P
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Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Feels as if im staring at a fire.
It is a very beautiful work.
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kmnfive Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
it's beautiful.
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wilchis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I'd say fire!!
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Shoshannah84 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I can't find anything other to say apart from WOW! ;}
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MikesMakings Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Stunning!
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randomsculptor Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice
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Kotka666 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Beautiful!
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful abstract well done. Manzanita is one of my favorite wood it has beautiful color and character. When I not carving Fairy houses, I work alot with twisted juniper which is in the cedar family, and also has great color and character just like manzanita. Great job!!
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Sushi-666 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
This is amazing! I like how you left that bottom part mainly natural then twisting away into sharp flames.
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Master3Foamy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very lovely
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AllyBeans Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
i am in love with abstract things that have flow and movement to them like this. beautiful!
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karl-penguin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
that is pretty awesome :D
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desolatesurfer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Artisan Crafter
That is so sick and twisted. Nice work.
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow , really nice . LOL no direction hmmm . Turned out great for no direction . Also , you know Sam Maloof nice to be able to ask him a question .
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops , sorry I didn't mean to be insensitive , I just remember Sam passed away not long ago .
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ImrikDragon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
First of all, fantastic piece. I love the way the shapes flow to almost make it look like its moving.

Secondly, you knew Sam Maloof? I can't even begin to express my envy.
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mackey Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Beautiful
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welsh-one Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Stunning - just stunning!
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LukasB86 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly beautifully made! From which wood?
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XxKakashiIsMyLovexX Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Photographer
This is beautiful. <3
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Secerov Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
wood is such material that does not gives you calm, you never know what is hiding in some piece of wood until you finish the work. of course, sometimes is good to know when the work is finished1 nice, you are wood man!
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emphocus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
without the words.
Gorgeous.
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MossyModels Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Very nice indeed,love the finish.
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LadyCherish Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
A Perfect Elemental
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ArdentMind Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Filmographer
majestic.
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