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Bruce L Jones
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"Shifting Meridian"
Oct 16th, 2019 at 1:54pm
 
Hello everyone Here is my latest piece,
" Shifting Meridian"
stands 22 inches tall and is 9 inches at it's widest point. It is made from Walnut with cherry stripes and it has a lacquer finish. The open air ribs are over 2 1/2 inches long and 5/16 of an inch wide. This was my biggest challenge yet for a open air project. C&C Welcome
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Reply #1 - Oct 16th, 2019 at 5:29pm
 
The craftsmanship is mind boggling....
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Reply #2 - Oct 16th, 2019 at 6:35pm
 
Excellent workmanship!
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Reply #3 - Oct 16th, 2019 at 8:06pm
 
Looks very nice Bruce. What would one put in this vessel? I do like the shape and finish. Good job.
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Reply #4 - Oct 17th, 2019 at 1:44pm
 
Based on all the openings, my retirement fund. Roll Eyes


...orrrr... you could drill a tiny hole in the bottom and install an LED light that would sort of glow. Nothing bright, just enough to give it "the glow". Smiley

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Reply #5 - Oct 17th, 2019 at 6:55pm
 
Bruce, you have outdone your self. I love it.
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Reply #6 - Oct 17th, 2019 at 9:35pm
 
Thank you everyone for your nice comments...Ray  It's art you could put dry flowers in there if you wanted to. I had a few requests on other sites to see the top & bottom better so here's a few more shots.
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Reply #7 - Oct 18th, 2019 at 8:39am
 
Too good, Bruce!
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Reply #8 - Oct 18th, 2019 at 9:04am
 
I won't go into what I think about the piece but I will say you need to work on your photos.
your photos are how others perceive your work, the initial impression needs to be a good one.

Your photos of this piece have way too many hot spots (light reflections). These hot spots are not only distracting but they actually obscure parts of the piece itself.
I suggest that you need to move and/or diffuse your lighting sources.
This is an example using the last piece that I posted, the difference is quite obvious.
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Reply #9 - Oct 18th, 2019 at 1:33pm
 
Yea Ed why don't you talk about the wood work? I don't care about the photography for a web site, when I need to send photos to my gallery or someone important I'll have a pro take them. I'm an Artisan not a photographer.
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Reply #10 - Oct 18th, 2019 at 5:34pm
 
Great piece Bruce, keep them coming.
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Reply #11 - Oct 18th, 2019 at 7:19pm
 
Bruce L Jones wrote on Oct 18th, 2019 at 1:33pm:
Yea Ed why don't you talk about the wood work? I don't care about the photography for a web site, when I need to send photos to my gallery or someone important I'll have a pro take them. I'm an Artisan not a photographer.

JUST MY OPINION

First of all, it's your piece, you present it how you want to. I was only trying to offer some helpful suggestions for how you (and other members) can better display your work. A poor image is no different than a poor finish. A negative first impression is a hard to erase. I think how you present your piece, whether it be in a display on in a photo is just one more part of the artistic process.

I am not a photographer either but I did teach myself enough to be able to display my pieces so that the work I put into them is accurately represented in the photos.

The piece itself I find confusing.
Open segmenting, laminating and carving in the same piece does not work for me. There are several design decisions that were made that I don't care for, which is why I didn't want to comment.
Please remember, this is not a personal attack, just my opinion of the piece the way it's presented to me. I can only go by what I see on the screen.
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Reply #12 - Oct 19th, 2019 at 2:42am
 
not a bad piece, just not my style. i do think the base is small and the transition from large to long neck is awkward. also too busy. just my Smiley
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Reply #13 - Oct 20th, 2019 at 8:39am
 
Bruce L Jones wrote on Oct 16th, 2019 at 1:54pm:
This was my biggest challenge yet for a open air project. C&C Welcome


Bruce L Jones wrote on Oct 18th, 2019 at 1:33pm:
Yea Ed why don't you talk about the wood work? I don't care about the photography for a web site, when I need to send photos to my gallery or someone important I'll have a pro take them. I'm an Artisan not a photographer.


Because you asked for comments and critiques and an honest C&C encompasses all, including the photography.
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