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selectedgrub

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2014, 05:11:00 am »
Up at the Carrington.
Went to take pictures of the old Asylum.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2014, 05:18:25 pm »
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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2014, 08:10:06 am »
Up at the Carrington.
Went to take pictures of the old Asylum.


 Did you just go crazy ??

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2014, 10:37:36 pm »
Our old buildings, architecture and history inspire me.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2014, 09:28:18 am »
 Please have you got the pictures of the inside of the meeting house? I would be very grateful if you could show them.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2015, 12:45:13 am »
If I understand correctly, these are modern (recently executed) examples of an historical artform?

Regardless, these are gorgeous...

...and they're buried in "Off Topic".

Moderators, this thread should be moved to where more people can benefit, either in "Historical" or "Geographical" in the appropriate Child Board.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2016, 04:14:47 pm »
This is an excellent  book  with interesting  text and a zing pictures of New Zealand  Maori meeting house.

Marae — Te Tatau Pounamu: A Journey Around New Zealand's Meeting Houses
by Muru Walters, Robin Walters and Sam Walters



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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2016, 09:40:26 am »
Mmmmm Library visit maybe.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2016, 04:21:52 am »
Mmmmm Library visit maybe.


 That is where I found it.  Its a beautiful book.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2016, 09:22:09 am »
It's nice to see that this has been resurrected as it was first posted before I joined. If I had the money, The land I would buy would soon be planted after the fashion of the rain forest photo, that was posted very early on.

It may be a bit of a stretch, but to this untrained eye a couple of the carvings bear a resemblance to some Celtic knot work I have seen. Great work, and great phots.     
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« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2016, 04:40:44 am »
Normally don't like taking portrait photos but here we go...









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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2016, 09:09:16 pm »
I presume that these are very modern carvings.  Where are they?

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2016, 05:30:27 am »
Yes, those ones are fairly new.
They are all located in New Zealand, an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2016, 06:29:00 am »
WIP



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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2016, 12:57:25 pm »
Nice start!

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2016, 12:46:53 pm »
I am impressed with your ability to work in both metal and wood. Two very different mediums to my mind.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2016, 10:56:47 pm »
Very nice.

And I find them similar.
Once you have an understanding of how each substance reacts to various techniques they're basically the same.
There are soft woods and hard woods, so there is, also, soft metals and hard metals. Both can be carved, bent, cut, drilled, both can have like items added to them(meaning:glueing wood to wood, welding/brazing metal to metal), both can be treated to be harder or softer, both can, also, be staind and painted, etc.
Albeit, some of the working tools may be different, mostly in the types of implements that are actually used (blades, cutters, etc.), but still very similar.
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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2016, 11:42:06 pm »
You'll have to show some of your work sometime.

I am impressed with your ability to work in both metal and wood. Two very different mediums to my mind.

Thanks Ed

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2016, 08:19:34 am »


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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2016, 09:15:24 am »


 The N.Z. government has squander far  more cash on far worse projects.

 The frames are at least attractive

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2016, 08:12:50 am »
True that.

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Re: New Zealand wood carvings
« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2016, 06:57:24 pm »


 The N.Z. government has squander far  more cash on far worse projects.

 The frames are at least attractive

I rather like the concept.

Of course, it wasn't my taxes that paid for them.
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