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: Ton Dias, from Brazil


tonhals
01-05-2014, 05:26 AM
Hi my friends!
I am Ton Dias, brazilian sculptor, wood carver and luthier.
I would like to present you my artwork.

I hope you like this 2 artworks that i present now...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fQSoycU3Oxk/UpX9IgIhB5I/AAAAAAAAFqg/symx_x7XzX8/s640/escultura_parede_madeira_decora%25C3%25A7%25C3%25A 3o_entalhe_mulher_deitada_cavalo_lobo_aguia_7.JPG (http://tondiasescultor.blogspot.com.br/2013/10/guitarra-escultura-carved-guitar.html)
this is the LOST LINK (http://tonwood.wix.com/carving#!horse-eagle-wolf-woman/cbcj)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yv2nfCEY-UI/Umk_0CJlBmI/AAAAAAAAEk0/SSQHP2uGudA/s640/entalhe_madeira_wood_carving_human_face_tree_hand_ mao_arvore_woodcraft_1.JPG (http://arte-barroco.wix.com/escultura)

this is the PROTECTED ESSENCE (http://tonwood.wix.com/carving#!face-tree-artwood-woodcraft/ctyq)

croberts
01-05-2014, 02:34 PM
Hello Ton Dias

I paint with watercolors and know nothing about carving or sculpture but it looks like very good work to me. I assume they are both wood?? Where do you get the wood and how can you be sure it doesn't have flaws (Knots, Cracks, Insect Damage, etc) hidden inside the wood before you start. How long does it take to complete pieces like these?

All The Best
Chris Roberts

tonhals
01-05-2014, 02:48 PM
Hello Ton Dias

I paint with watercolors and know nothing about carving or sculpture but it looks like very good work to me. I assume they are both wood?? Where do you get the wood and how can you be sure it doesn't have flaws (Knots, Cracks, Insect Damage, etc) hidden inside the wood before you start. How long does it take to complete pieces like these?

All The Best
Chris Roberts

My friend, my work is created in REAL wood. Yes, itīs real wood, not wax. In Brazil, we have a lot of kinds of great wood to woodwork, like these that i use (Tauari-branco, arana cedar, etc).
When exists something inside the wood, we can see cleary, because little holes appears. The weight of the artwork shows that doesnīt have big internal holes in the wood. If it exists, during the work you can detect.

I use Varnish to protect against the insect damage.
About 3 minimum days to built an artwork like that, in 60cmX30cmX4cm dimensions.

See you later!