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Postby Natasha » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:46 pm

Some years ago, in 1999, I began to carve as a sculptor, that's why I would like to introduce my work with this sculpture finished a couple of weeks ago. This sculpture called "Babilon" and was carved from walrus tusk, 34 cm. The subject of "Babilon" is a little bit biblical (Babilonian whores), a little bit History (cult of Goddess Ishtar and her priestess) and a lot of fantasy! :)

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Postby Natasha » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:50 pm

These are fragments of the "Babilon".....

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Postby OldKappa » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Excellent use of material and great undercutting.

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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:25 pm

Natasha!!!
This one takes my breath away . . . . just amazingly wonderful work!Image

Thank you for sharing this with us - you must have labored long and hard to create this piece.

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Postby Vlad » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:22 pm


The under-carving is really amazing! Fantastic work! Can this be considered a bokuto?:D
"Man sieht nur, was man weiß" - "One sees only what one knows". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Postby billweb » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:01 am

Absolutely fabulous!!

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Postby Natasha » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:54 pm

Thank You for your compliments! Very pleasant! :)

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Postby AFNetsuke » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 am

Natasha, I'm taking care of my 8 year old grandson this week and he is a very active kid. But when I showed him your carving it stopped him dead in his tracks. He gave you a "two thumbs up"!
Alan

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Postby Natasha » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:43 am

Probably, my work was veeeeeeery interesting for him! :)

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Postby karenking » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:13 pm


I think anyone 8-80 years of age would find it very interesting! Do you use a model? Her butt was near perfect! I loved it and seem to gravitate to looking at it daily. Please show us more work!
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