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I think I pretty much just floated through December with nothing much to show for it besides a few extra pounds (or more) from the Holidays.

I finally returned to my current project "Testing Gravity" last week. I've been doing a lot of thinking, but not doing much. Here's some pics of the progress so far. This is a little blurry, but I have some good textures in the string.

pear1

The fork was rather difficult. I didn't know quite how I wanted to render it. Metal is really hard to represent when there are no grey tones. I think it turned out alright.

pear2

I decided to add a quote to the backround. I will eventually cut a second plate using a brown color that will subdue the quote in the backround so it won't be so dominent. Once the second color is added I'd like the backround to look more like a texture than type, but still readable. I like the thought of make the viewer search to find the meaning to a piece. I really like the effect, but carving the type is going to take a REALLY long time! This line alone took around 2 hours. Probably 3 if you count all of the breaks I took to readjust my eyes!

The quote says "A hope that the strength of a string is equal or greater than the pull of gravity".
More later.

pear3

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Comment by Lori Biwer-Stewart on January 24, 2012 at 7:55am

Thanks for your comments. This is a linocut (carving into linoleum).

Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on January 23, 2012 at 10:26pm

Nice work, Lori.  Is that carved into wood?

Jacki B

Comment by Connie Mettler on January 23, 2012 at 8:39pm

Tell me more, Lori. What are you doing? Is this etching? 

Comment by Judy Zeddies on January 20, 2012 at 3:57pm

Wow Lori, that is some awesome carving!

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