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"Bone Fragment" cabinet pull by ou8nrtist2 "Bone Fragment" cabinet pull by ou8nrtist2
I am designing and fabricating drawer pulls and cabinet pulls for a clients kitchen remodel. The client admires my work and knows much of my source of inspiration comes from the natural world. They have toured my house and seen my extensive collection of natural objects,stones,bones,shells,seed pods and skulls. They want to see these source works translated into hardware for their kitchen cabinets and drawers,AND they are fine with each one being different i.e. no multiples. I like that because I find reproduction on nearly every level to be tedious and diffuses the vitality of the original. The down side is that this it is much more work than creativity. But hey, what am I here for if not that?
Welded stainless steel.
The bolts must be exactly 3 inches apart to fit into the existing holes in the cabinets. I've made a jig that holds the bolts in the proper orientation and distance for welding.
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ADCDevelopment Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I am in the process of finishing a tattoo studio, I have incorporated bird head skulls for cabinet door pull and these would be perfect for the drawers.. I need to for the owners station... are they for sale or will you make to order...
Chris@adc-development.com
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional
I can make to order Chris.
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Remecarbon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Artist
Are these for sale? They are Amazing and perfect for a project I'm finishing.  Let me know at Ross@sandlcustoms.com thanks
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elph Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
damn you, i havn't seen this yet... you've done everything cool in stainless already.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional
Ha !
Not true. You will surpass me.
But not unless you get off your ass and start making some shit...LOL
and besides,I've got about 30 years on you.
And for some encouragement;"It's easier for an engineer to learn to become an artist than it is for an artist to become an engineer.
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   General Artist
I wish I could work with these materials :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional
It does take some training...
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   General Artist
and I bet a whole lot of experience, its quite amazing what you do!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional
Thank you.
At this point after honing my skills for many years it is INTENTION that becomes the focus.
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 27, 2010   General Artist
how long have you been creating?

when you say intention you mean the design work behind the pieces?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional
No,I mean the psychological state that I enter when I make a piece.
I have been creating all of my life.Both my parents were artists and had studios at home so they were always accessible.My father was a master sculptor and taught me (through osmosis)much of what i know.Beyond the hands on and tool using training there was much discussion of WHY we do what we do,the RESPONSIBILITY(ability to respond)of possessing talent,the virtue of hard work,and the intention involved with right action.
Intention has to do with the intended symbolic function of the piece.
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   General Artist
I am jealous of your upbrining! How fortunate, especially since you clearly had a natural talent for working as well. Your father was a sculptor, was your mother as well?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional
My mother was a fabric artist.
She made embroidered wall hangings with all manner of decorative applique and stitchery.
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is fun :)
I like your use of shapes from the natural world.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional
Hey Jen,
your dancing fire salamander has the exact colors of our local TIGER SALAMANDER.
I live smack dab in the center of a flood plane that has been their habitat for many years.
I find one every year or so. They're about 3-4 inches long and quite beautiful (and shy).
We have a fire salamander also but it's redder than your European sculpture.
The natural world is certainly a great inspiration is it not?
I keep hoping Kitten-of-Woe or someone else will start a club of art inspired by Nature.It would be so cool to see these works all collected together in many different mediums...
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I've learnt something new - that can be my quota for today :lol:
I don't know what type of tiger salamanders you have where you are but it seems there are several sorts and even issues of interbreeding of species in California (isn't the web wonderful!).
Our native ones seem to be a bit bigger than the ones you find, being five or six inches ling when adult, and very striking with bright yellow patches, which are arranged in irregular lines along the body. Yours seem to have their spots in irregular lines in the other direction.
Ours are viviparous whereas yours lay eggs.
It seems yours are less toxic too.
Where I lived before there was a breeding point for fire salamanders in the old "lavoir" where the women used to communally wash clothes. It is fed by a spring and I regularly found babies either in the lavoir itself (now full of watercress) or in the bottom of the spring even. I moved but still have them around because I have some nice damp habitat nearby.
Maybe a club will emerge but there are already places where our work can be appreciated like ArtisanCrafts, Nature-Nuts and Wonderful-World.
I like the way you extract elements of nature to put in your work rather than making the animal itself :)
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Digital-Artisans Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Beautifully done :D impressive :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional
Thank you...
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VulKanika Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
sigh
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional
Hey hello...
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
pretty cool, are all the pulls going to be various bones?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional
Nope,
My client didn't like it...
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
oh thats crazy!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Professional
People are unpredictable...
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
true true.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I absolutely adore this.

But then, I have recently gotten excited about getting a whole box of partial skulls and some black suede from a taxidermist friend and a box of deer antler from my Dad in the last month.... Not no mention the big fat salamander my husband got me for Valentines...

Can't wait to see that urchin drawer pull.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional
The urchin is going to have to wait.
The client nixed the idea and didn't like the bone fragment either...LOL
Just when you think you have something awesome...it gets slammed...LOL
Oh well,guess it'll just have to go in my house.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D You could always send it to me....My b-day is in May...:giggle: And I think it's awesome anyway.

And it sounded like you were onto something. Have you thought of making more uniform shaped handles and pulls that look like they have fossil impressions in them? With each impression being different, carved into the metal?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional
No,I haven't thought of that...LOL
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Might be worth running past your client...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional
She's told me what she wants and I have one sample.
I'll get going on it soon.
She wants the glass bead thingy set in the handles...like the Burning Man bling stuff.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sounds cool.

I think I like the bones and urchins thing better, personally.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional
Absolutely,
me too.
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Luusan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
This is awesome. What a cool client. :) I look forward to seeing all of these pieces.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
She is actually,
and a babe at that...LOL.
She lives in Denver,so we've been communicating by pictures.
I get as much reference to the space,cabinets,and drawers in their SITE SPECIFIC orientation as I need, and then my designs reflect not just the prescribed FUNCTION but an "in place"aesthetic that couldn't be achieved without the reference photos.
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that looks extraordinarily realistic, as far as shape and structure goes. This just makes me think though...wouldn't it be cool if we had bones made of steel?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
The wave of the future,no doubt...
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
What do you mean? Do you think it's possible?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
Well,
we routinely replace many PARTS of the human skeletal system with metal,even complex movable joints with great range of motion.
By extrapolation I think it's theoretically POSSIBLE to do more than just a few.
However organic bone growth has self healing and regenerative capabilities to wear and use which metal DOES NOT. So that issue would have to be addressed it seems to me for the process to be effective over the long term.
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there is that...but I'd also be worried about rust too. :D

But who knows, maybe one day, when we do arrive at that technological level and skill, we'll either find or create some kind of metal or alloy that can outlive us, or a way to, in a sense, "regenerate" the metal.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah this is cool. Got the leg bone fragment for the lower cabinet doors and the small creature skull for the drawer pulls, maybe a jointed bunch of 'tail' bones for a fan pull (like a chain for an overhead fan). Ah now that would be a cool set and a great conversation getter. Ok so I'm a bit odd. This would go well with the dinosaur bone bed etc. , and the vertebrae table oh yes the possibilities are really cool. These would make great handles for porcelain serving pieces too. Too bad I don't do big porcelain I could see some pretty cool serving pieces..... Ah this is fun...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
The kitchen cabinets are OVER the counter and open like wings so there's an opportunity for symmetrical shapes that come close together when the cabinets are shut.
I'm going to try opposing rib bones(coastal deer) I think.
That would give a good grip and have a nice contraposto curve...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes that sounds cool to... Also with the broken end bone you could make it so that it would close to be almost a complete bone. That would be sort of cool too. Just too many possibilities.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional
I haven't heard back from the client so i don't know if she likes this yet.
but today I think I'll try to accomplish a sea urchin drawer pull.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
That sounds nice.
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Parwal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. The detailing makes me immediately think of a chipped up bone piece.

That is going to be one badass kitchen.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
Thank you Parwal,
your webcam is hilarious...
Thanks for the visit.
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secondself Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Form and function. Beautiful!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional
Thank you...
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Kestlovas Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Nice one :)
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