Marc
I wish people stop thinking too much and just look at beauty. I wish the museum had no tag nor history on my display.  
Junko Mori author.

PS
Click on the picture, it is a video about the lady blacksmith that made this and many other items like it. 
Born in Japan lives in North Wales UK.

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jmccustomknives
Interesting, [cool] what is it?  [confused]  lol

Rule #10;  "I can make that" translates to; "I'm to cheap to buy it new."

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Marc
If you click on the picture the video will start and all will be revealed [smile]
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Yves
I have seen this video.

Mark should be thanked for sharing this on here which I did not think of doing.

This blacksmith, Junko Mori, forges and assembles pure beauty. After having seen the video a few times, probably just to be sure that she and her objects do exist, i had an urge to run to the smithy and work some more and try again and continue even though I know I will never get there, to that  level.

Most impressive.
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Scrambler82
Wow, that is the most appropriate thing I can say !

I can't even consider the amount of time involved in such a task, although to her it must be a labor of love.

I would like to see the art piece in person.

Thanks Marc for posting, impressive to say the least.

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Skarzs the Cave Troll
Wow.
She deserves all the praise she receives! Everything she makes is a work of art beyond what my brain would be able to comprehend making at this time. Absolutely astounding.
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Hank Rearden
This is the essence of free expression.  If art is meant to move you I can say without hesitation that her work stirred emotions within me.
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Marc
Absolutely. I had a hard time once when I tried to explain the difference between art and craft. The general impression was that art is just craft only more pretentious and expensive. 
Some say that art is the expression of the artist emotions, others that it is done with the aim of provoking emotions in the viewer.
Probably both can be true.  In any case, and from the blacksmith point of view, I would really like that many more blacksmith attempt once in a while to make something truly provocative, outrageous ... and with no practical application whatsoever. 😄
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Hank Rearden
I couldn't agree more. 
I have two sides. One is to master techniques and functions. The other (which at this time in my life) is the the equivalent of and explosion of raw emotion that I can not explain.  I have several things I want to express with blacksmith work. I'm not sure what it is though. 
My wife's illness has taken me to some dark depths in mind and spirit. Life, death, conflict  and contradictions to name a few. 
I haven't had time this year to much at the anvil. When I do.....
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Marc
Life and death, conflict and contradictions make up most of our time on this earth. Many artist life work is based on the emotions emanating from this. 
If you master techniques, you can then run with whatever you feel like you want to say. Paper and pencil is usually the way to start 🙂
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