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Turbine 4 by OmnivoreArt Turbine 4 by OmnivoreArt
Materials: Old growth Cherry, Pine. Dim: 3 foot radius.

The "turbine" is the result of my obsession with machines and repeating symmetry. It took me about 200 hours and was a completely enjoyable pain in my ass. It has eight coats of polyeurothane sanded down to 2000 grit. I had to make several tools just to make it.
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Turbine 4 by OmnivoreArt ( Suggested by Magical525 and Featured by Brookette )
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
2000 grit - I thought using 600 grit was special!  This is a remarkable and stunningly beautiful piece of art!  Wow!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
600 is good enough until the last coat... I was just showing off. Thanks.
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
You don't need to show off...your skills and design and wow-factor cover that angle!
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks... Life kinda side swiped me and I haven't worked in quite a while and I'm trying to get my mojo back, if you will. Comments like yours help a lot. Your work, by the way, is progressing quickly. I look forward to seeing where you go with your unique carving skills. If you don't mind me asking, what is your connection with Roman things?
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!  I had my DNA tested and, besides the more contemporary hereitary results, I was predominately Greek and Roman ancestry - even though my ancestors are from Northern Europe, Germany and Ireland.  I have read a lot of Roman history in the past three years as a comparison to the United States contemporary political situation, and I am trying to express my pieces as political statements - but the statement isn't always obvious.  For example, the helmets are a collection of 11 different animals - the last animal is Caesar stabbing himself through the helmet (ergo, the only animal to kill itself as part of Rome's decline).  The latest pieces are titled cecidit imperium (fallen empire).  Most people would look and state that this is obvious, but the little clues in the sculpture lead to a relationship to today's US state of affairs.
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inkydigit Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
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hexicateonline Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I end up staring at this every so many days and wondering how much more amazing it looks in person. It's made of wood and I can still imagine the strange mixture of sounds as it powers up.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much but due to my friend's $10,000 camera and his immeasurable talent, it looks better in the photos!
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hexicateonline Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm willing to bet it's still pretty amazing in person.
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OmnivoreArt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Check out the "more from DA" link. Some really great stuff in there!
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