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Turning of the Week, June 10, 2024

hockenbery

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Guardian Pinguin by @Ronald Campbell is my selection for TOW. Ronald has treated us to a great series of these whimsical bird sculptures. Each gives us a glimpse of the bird’s emotion as it is caught in a pose. Here the adult and chick implore us to imagine what they are thinking.
I’m thinking they want some recognition. They deserve it.
Ronald this is a great piece. Keep them coming. Thank you for sharing some of your journey with us.


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Standing 12 inches tall is a "Guardian Pinguin". "Guardian Pinguin" is a whimsical sculpture crafted from a repurposed bowling pin, adorned with a golden crown and waddle. The beak, ingeniously carved from deer antler, adds a touch of rustic elegance. This piece celebrates the nurturing spirit and regal presence of penguins, embodying both strength and care in its unique design.
 
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Congrats, Ron. I always enjoy looking at these. Did you buy a bowling alley? :D
No but my daughter did to store her cars in. Many more should you want some.
 
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Hi Ron it looks great but I'm interested to know how you actually turned it!
I first have to turn the plastic or rubber coating off the pin and all the crushed fibers, there can be many. I then need to cut the head off and reposition it.
This one has a deer antler for the beak.
 
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