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This piece is one big unresolved issue.

I named this piece "Nightraven" after my own name; Delayne in old french means "Of The Night", and Corbett means "Raven" in Scottish slang. For those who know, the raven hold a lot of significance to me.
I sold this piece at a show, but the new owner wanted it mounted on a base. So it was in my studio when some thieves broke in and took everything they could see, including this piece.

Medium: brazilian Soapstone
Dimensions: h14"
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davidz1205 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is awesome! Is brazilian soapstone easy to carve with a dremel or a rasp!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
yes, very easy, but I find a rasp or a riffler tool marks are easier to sand out than a dremels. A chisel does more eork than a dremel. I only use a dremel for ultra fine details.
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davidz1205 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks for sharing!
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rherdman Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
very nice lines! The raven is my strongest connections to the animal kingdom. I have a small piece of property that has a few families of ravins that nest there every year. I am often visiting their forest the time of year where they are teaching their young to fly. I supose the only solice I can provide in the loss of this work is that it is also like the Raven's I know. Something that is so powerful that it touchees your soul for years, yet is only their for a fleeting momment. Thanks for the visions.
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sculptin Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
And thank you for the story and for relating to my plight
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evacorges Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
What a hard way to have to let go of something :(

Recently, over here, some thieves stole 7 bronze figures from an outside museum, including a copy of Rodin's Thinker, which they found later, they had tried to cut it into little pieces [link] :shock: and melt it for the metals. It is especially the lack of respect shown that makes me feel so sad when I hear of these things.
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, when you have the choice of dying of starvation or experiencing heroin withdrawl, melting some metal to make money is a morally easy choice. Yes it's awful. but they don't think of the art, they think of themselves.
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evacorges Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
true enough. Though dying of starvation is not a necessary thing in Holland. Heroin withdrawal problems the same as elsewhere, I guess... And thinking on, the middle-european rabble that come here to steal are probably doing so out of survival issues :(
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ridiculyss Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
:o They stole everything? That's horrible! I'm sorry something like that happened to such a good person. :(
It's a gorgeous sculpture, though. You did an incredible job, as usual!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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phoenixphyre Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I am always impressed by your work with carved stone, you truly have a great gift. I'm sorry that your work was stolen; it's a shame that some people feel the need to steal from others.
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cattirun Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful piece; i'm sorry about the theft.... it's a shame that such beautiful sculpture with a deep meaning to you had to be stolen
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
It humbled me, fer sure.
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markramstead Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
That is a horrible thing to have happen to you. The thieves in my town would never take such a thing and that has got to be a clue. Now I'm bummed....
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I wasn't in the safest neighborhood, nor with the most tamperproof studio. I have a innate naivety when it comes to trust. I don't steal, and I assume others don't and I act acordingly. Some lessons are harder to learn than others.
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markramstead Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Yes they are, I hope the rest of your learning is more enjoyable.
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oceanpeace Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
I do remember this! Such a wonderful piece too... :hug: :glomp:
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
I do remember you posting about that, and I too am still sorry for your loss.

It's funny though--my middle name means "Dark as Night" too. I'm sure I've probably mentioned that before though. I think I miss braincells..:/
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think you've mentioned that...
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Hmm--thought I did. S' the truth, though!
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure it is....
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MsJ777 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
Not believin' me, are you? Fine! Note follows...;)
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gugiit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Magnificient as usual

I'm sorry to read about the burglary, anyway it remarks how valuable your art is.

No thieves for me until now :) :(
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sculptin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
And I'm sure it will continue to be so for you. I'm karmically challenged in regards to material goods. My dharma to lose what I love
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