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Another Celtic Door Knocker by ou8nrtist2 Another Celtic Door Knocker by ou8nrtist2
This is one of the first of a number of Knockers I've forged from stainless square stock. This is the original sketch from my notebook:
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The Celts were the first in the archaeological record to twist metal(bronze and silver) making this pattern. I find the organic quality appealing and utilize various forms and configurations of the twist on everything from chopsticks to sword handles,not to mention jewelry...
The Vuarnets in the shot are only for a size or scale reference.
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is glorious! The pattern looks so smooth and flowing, almost like silk.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional
Thank you Kyla,
and I'll be making a Celtic torc real soon with the same pattern but in 3/8ths square stock...
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Brilliant. You know, that's the first time anyone has stopped by my page to find out my name before replying to me. So many people do things very automated on this site that it is a nice thing to see a gesture like that.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional
I'm saddened to hear that really.
But I secretly suspect things like cell phones,video games,TV,and a whole host of other "modern"devices are causing a kind of psychic schism to take place in users, which is occurring at a progressively earlier and earlier age.
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
schism? How do you mean?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional
What I mean is, the emphasis or selling point with all these devices is to MAXIMIZE TIME, but the side effect is that it locates consciousness elsewhere.People on cell phones are visualizing the person their speaking to,video games takes us to a virtual fantasy realm,TV is as unreal (even reality TV) as any surrealistic nightmare.These devices split consciousness and make the users loose touch with the here-and-now,and this would be OK to a certain extent if they are late or secondary adopters,that way they already have a firm grasp on reality and use these devices as an occasional augmentation. But what really scares me is the way toddlers are becoming acclimated to a projected consciousness before they have the natural defenses to distinguish fully the difference between here-and-now and virtual reality.In other words they are being inculcated during development ,not after. This causes (permanent)alterations in the neuronal makeup and (IMHO) makes it more likely they'll experience some form of psychic splitting...
Now ,visualize a whole generation with this predilection...
It doesn't look good to me.
Even my Gen xer housemates call each other on their cell phones if they want to speak ACROSS THE YARD !
There is something very wrong with this picture.
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balthasarcraft Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: Have you ever read Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons? The story involves the apocalypse being brought about partly through the medium of peoples' addiction to instantaneous gratification in the form of instant transit and an addiction to the internet. I like how these things crop up in unexpected places like DA conversations while one is reading about them.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional
I'm embarrassed to admit I can't even remember the last time I read a novel.
I used to be a voracious reader when i was a teenager but these days it's all technical stuff.
I do WRITE fiction now and again though.
I've never heard of the author you mentioned but I'm sure he's worth investigating...
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925-STUDIO Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bravo! Keep the craft alive
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional
I'll do my best...
You too.
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