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Post  dick benbow on Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:46 am

I discovered a new talent in the area and asked her to make me a male deer. I was very happy with her work. She showed me a winter snowing scene with a crow and my eyes could not believe what i was seeing. OMG! I can't believe I was able to talk her out of it. Her work is so incredible ( and costly). I'm gonna start saving for a bear fishing salmon.

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:50 pm

Talked to Hiroko today and she has agreed to do a bear in the falls fishing for salmon. I'll be eager to see it when she finishes. Smile

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Post  dick benbow on Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:56 pm

well I'm off today to see and bring home her work. I'll start a new topic with it so it doesn't get buried here.

I'm anxious but confident that this work will be exactly what I'm looking for.

my brother is off to brooks range next week to photograph the bears. i heard they eat up to 40 salmon a day in preparation for hibernation. man, that's a lot of SUSHI!

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Post  Leo Schordje on Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:32 pm

Very nice. I should have commented here, rather than just over here http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t11385-my-next-shikishi, but I really like the crow. It is an image I can relate to, culturally. A very American scene, though it is true crows have a circumpolar distribution.

So on the positive side of my comments made in the other thread, I really like these boards. The deer is wonderful also, majestic animal, and a reminder of wonderful peppered venison roasts and sausage at Thanksgiving at my sister's house. It has a cultural context for me, and many Americans.

The crow carries so many meanings, from the vaguely remembered superstitions of my grandmother, as the harbinger of evil, the portent of death, to the intelligent, sassy creature that would sit just out of reach and taunt my rottweiler dog. Beautiful painting.

Very nice.

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:57 pm

I really appreciate getting feedback and appreciate yours. thank-you!

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Post  rockm on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:27 pm

"It is an image I can relate to, culturally. A very American scene, though it is true crows have a circumpolar distribution."

It is very close to crow images in Japanese Shin Hanga prints from the early 20th century. It might even have been modeled on one of those images. Crows are associated with the sun in Japan (legend had one emperor believing that sun spots were crows traversing the sun).

http://ukiyoe.mybisi.com/product/seiko-crow-in-a-willow
http://cdn.highwire.com/1503987.jpg
https://www.theartofjapan.com/ArtDetail.asp?Size=med&Inv=10071490

It is a nice image, although, since it depicts winter, might be of limited use in bonsai display...


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