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Paper over F.O. ( 2014 )
As a child , I was a huge fan of Japanese Si-Fi movies .
Godzilla did not have any noticeable facial expressions ,
but when some other creature threw him for a loop during combat ,
or pulled something out of their bag of tricks which surprised him,
his eyes would get wide and his eyebrows would suddenly arch up ;
which made me laugh .
Two 20th century motifs now happily joined in an imagined image .

Woods: mixed hardwoods

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Thorreain ...

Omg I want that! What would you be willing to trade? I have a 150yr old leg Vise…

Moment ...

May be willing to trade for a silk parachute…………. : )

Wolf (& Rabbit!) ...

Photoshop! Ok, maybe not….pretty cool, though :)

Rennners ...

This is a piece that no doubt, will polarise opinions. I am in the ‘like it’ camp. You have managed to turn a faded piece of kitsch into a humorous and interesting item. I think it works so well because the positioning of Godzilla is just right, even the dinghy appears to be turning away in fright.
Without a doubt, this should make ‘Editors Choice’.

Mike40 ...

Looks great. It’s difficult to not love Godzilla. I liked the original version best. Very amusing, just like your very nicely done marquetry.

Moment ...

Thank you Renners for your observations and thoughts about the composition
of this construction , and I am pleased you found the humor in this, as I
did when I thought of it while staring at it . I simply imagined a way to emotionally
engage with the scene by imagining Godzilla in it , so I made that happen .
I can’t imagine this causing any polarization since it was just for fun . The paper
can be easily washed off , and in no way damages the original ( or copy of an original design ) piece . As far as ’ choices ’ go , the fact that you ,my friend ,
enjoyed it , is very gratifying , Thank you .

Moment ...

Glad you enjoyed it Mike . The marquetry is not mine . ’ F.O. ’ stands for
’ found object ’ ( which was this piece of marquetry ) . I simply(or not so simply ) glued paper onto it .

lanwater ...

The “I like it” camp is growing.

Moment ...

Glad you enjoy this Abbas !

Thorreain ...

I’m down to my last 2 chutes, both are OD…they have about 15k worth of silk in em so I think ill pass…lol I still love it the blue colour is just right, still making me laugh.

Moment ...

I know those parachutes must hold a special place in your heart Thorreain .
Thanks for sharing some laughter with me . : )

Moment ...

Thanks Wolf : )

Manitario ...

very cool and unique! I personally think Godzilla (or any sea monster) is a positive addition to marquetry.

Moment ...

Thanks Manitario !

Madts ...

Nice piece. I wish I had the tools to make that. Those are not parachutes, they are spinnakers used downwind on a sailboat .

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