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    Posted 10 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (3979 items)

    I found this sculpture yesterday in Berkeley, CA. It looked pretty rough, but a light steel wooling and waxing made it come back beautifully. I wish i could make out that signature better. can anyone else decipher it?

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      Great piece! Looks like '68 below. The signature may be stylized. Copying it into an image editor, changing to greyscale and inverting it would show it most clearly.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      It did the operations described above and still only get something like:

      i (multiple characters combined) e d

    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      i'm seeing h e a but the h is really like a symbol of some sort like a corn plant. ??
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      and under it '68' [including quote marks].
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      i just put up a new and better image of it.
    6. kwqd kwqd, 10 months ago
      What are the dimensions?
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      it's about 22 inches tall.
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 10 months ago
      Wow, do you know what kind of wood it is, probably pretty heavy?
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 months ago
      it is a pretty heavy wood Mrstyndall. kind of reminds me of a Cypress knee.
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
      This looks like that Japanese root wood, of course I have the CRS again and can't think of the name of it. I just saw it yesterday too. I don't know if it's carved in such a large piece tho. I know the Japanese would carve small figurines of this wood and put it in their entryway of their homes. Karen knows the name of the wood I'm trying to say here. Wait, I have a post with some too. Let me take a peek and i'll get back to you.
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
      Yes, I did have a post. Japanese Okimono wood. Sure looks like it to me!

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/224854-japanese-okimono-figurines-and-danish-viki
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
      My second thought would be monkey pod wood.

      https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=monkey+pod+wood&FORM=HDRSC2
    13. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 months ago
      thanks share! Okimono is not a type of wood, but a figurine. they can be made of anything. i'm not familiar with monkey pod wood, but will check it out now.
    14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 months ago
      now i know what it is. no, this wood is much heavier and harder. it polishes like stone.

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