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I can't draw any other conclusion... it has happened twice now, and coincidence is just not possible. 
 You know how every time you google something and suddenly it is in the side bar of every page you look at? RT, USA today, NYT, WAPO, Aljazeera.. you name it, they are all connected somehow and it is more and more obvious. 
 Well last year my wife and I were sitting in the living room at days end.. my father walked over and mentioned something about a handrail on the lower stairs in our house.. we have a handrail on one side and the other is a bookcase stepping down. He didn't have a handrail on one side and took a bad step and stumbled.. my wife and I listened and I made a comment that I could make a quick handrail. My computer was not open, my phone was 'sleeping' on the table. Well next morning I go to look online through the various papers I peruse and son of a gun, there in the side bar are advertisements for temporary railings. i wasn't even on my computer and somehow 'it' or 'they' decided I might need a railing and viola! There they are in several sizes and price points. my wife and I looked at each other with goosebumps. we both knew what it meant. this was the fall last year. we actually laughed it off..."It can't be!" We chided ourselves for being 'conspiracy theorists'.
 Yesterday morning I was discussing some work I'm doing in our house.. I was sitting in bed, my computer was on my lap. I mentioned a certain rug size that would fit in the loft I'm working on. Neither of us googled anything or asked siri for anything, we were just having a private conversation. My wife thought a rug we already have might work fine there.
Today I sipped my coffee and open the news and guess what is for sale 50 percent off near me? Rugs!! Sizes to fit any space. Deeply discounted too!
 Now if you press a side button and ask Siri or have one of those new digital assistants then you would rightly expect it to be listening every second.. it has to, to know what you want but if you don't have that, if you have not pressed the button long enough to get siri to answer then isn't it fair to think no one is listening? That is what I thought, but it is now glaringly obvious that it is listening anyways! I now believe spyware is built into every piece of hardware I have and these devices are not coming from Russia or North Korea.. they are Apple, Comcast, charter, these are all from American corporations which are all in bed with our overbearing government.  
 It is not right! Of course the story line in America is "no it ain't so!" "Other countries spy on us and their own citizens.. and we are keeping our eye on them!" We all know for many years they had potential.. we all knew about american phone calls being bounced off satellites from outside USA to make them collectable calls to USA spooks.. well that is all smoke and mirrors because right now, if you have tech devices there is secret data collection going on on you and again.. it is not the Iranians!
 If you want to have a private talk.. you have to undress and leave your devices in the house where they can spy on each other. Maybe put on a song they like.. and go outside into the woods under a tree.
 "Well what do you have to hide?" or " just don't click on it." Almost everyone I have mentioned it to thinks I'm full of it unless they also have had that happen and it has happened to several people I know. When we heard our story >without us even mentioning it< repeated by a guy servicing our cable box only with a different product, it was flowers for his wife in his case, well we all felt like we had seen a ghost.
 Obviously I can't change that.. and I can set my devices down or wrap them in tin foil or lead.. but that is not the issue. The issue is under what mandate this can be done, and the only mandate that allows it is the secret security apparatus and special secret rules in this country fighting the so called war on terror. What a scam.. what a joke. What a crime! Fascism is the son of capitalism. 
  • Listening to: wife sleeping
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee
A chip on his shoulder
This is a solid oak carving cut from an eighty pound block of stump wood. It measures about 29 inches tall by 22 wide by about nine inches front to backhand still weighs 45 pounds or more.. the wood is magnificent curly oak though admittedly it was left on the stump a bit long and has veins of rot forming. I got to it in time to salvage most of it. The logs taken above it were used in their entirety as door and window trim in the house we built.
 The figure is cut with a motion to it as if caught mid-stride, a piece of waste wood was mounted to his shoulder as a counterpoint to the head which is cartoony and blocky. The face is kept stern with wrinkles. The idea was to keep it simple with broad surfaces to highlight the woods figure. In a few areas the detail is added it does compete with the grain, but adjusting the light on the work makes the sculpted form stand out. The 'chip' on his shoulder is stained black to add a distinction, still trying to decide if it works. 
 One critique I heard is that the face is not cocky enough and looks pained. My idea of a chip on the shoulder is that exactly, a burden that limits you and adversely affects others who you encounter because of bad attitude! 
 In real life and in this carving, the chip can be discarded.. only a small steel pin holds it.
 The carving is a range of textures from planed and flat polished to round and smoothed.. to chainsaw cut texture and rot holes. It is finished in spar urethane.
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A chip on his shoulder back view
This carving measures 29" high by 22" wide by about 9" front to back. It is cut from a block of curly red oak.
 This view shows the outside of the block, the light colored part is spalting from the cambium layer of wood. This block was cut from a stump... the log was originally cut high because the base was so wide it couldn't be sawed easily. A year later I came back and took the stump wood. It is still mostly sound but the sapwood was starting to rot in a few places. Rotted areas were consolidated with cyano acrylate to make it strong enough to cut and grind, and once the whole thing was finished they become part of the natural 'look'. These areas were oriented to the back.
   This kind of 'tiger' oak grows in abundance in my woodlot as many rotted stumps from logging in the past show this curly grain.
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Firelight nude 2
Sarah A. was the model who lived closest to me, so I have the most shots of her. Whole sets have never been processed. Someday we'll get through them with the close look they need!
 While it is true that a well equipped studio is a big help, if you look around there is always some natural light situation that can do in a pinch. Here we threw a handful of kindling onto the fire to get some extra flame.
 Here she is photographed, lit by firelight with just a touch of blue from the dawn's light creeping in. 
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Nude by firelight
Sarah A. was the model who lived closest to me, so I have the most shots of her.
 While it is true that a well equipped studio is a big help, if you look around there is always some natural light situation that can do in a pinch. Here we threw a handful of kindling onto the fire to get some extra flame.
 Here she is photographed, lit by firelight with just a touch of blue light from the dawn's light creeping in. 
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I can't draw any other conclusion... it has happened twice now, and coincidence is just not possible. 
 You know how every time you google something and suddenly it is in the side bar of every page you look at? RT, USA today, NYT, WAPO, Aljazeera.. you name it, they are all connected somehow and it is more and more obvious. 
 Well last year my wife and I were sitting in the living room at days end.. my father walked over and mentioned something about a handrail on the lower stairs in our house.. we have a handrail on one side and the other is a bookcase stepping down. He didn't have a handrail on one side and took a bad step and stumbled.. my wife and I listened and I made a comment that I could make a quick handrail. My computer was not open, my phone was 'sleeping' on the table. Well next morning I go to look online through the various papers I peruse and son of a gun, there in the side bar are advertisements for temporary railings. i wasn't even on my computer and somehow 'it' or 'they' decided I might need a railing and viola! There they are in several sizes and price points. my wife and I looked at each other with goosebumps. we both knew what it meant. this was the fall last year. we actually laughed it off..."It can't be!" We chided ourselves for being 'conspiracy theorists'.
 Yesterday morning I was discussing some work I'm doing in our house.. I was sitting in bed, my computer was on my lap. I mentioned a certain rug size that would fit in the loft I'm working on. Neither of us googled anything or asked siri for anything, we were just having a private conversation. My wife thought a rug we already have might work fine there.
Today I sipped my coffee and open the news and guess what is for sale 50 percent off near me? Rugs!! Sizes to fit any space. Deeply discounted too!
 Now if you press a side button and ask Siri or have one of those new digital assistants then you would rightly expect it to be listening every second.. it has to, to know what you want but if you don't have that, if you have not pressed the button long enough to get siri to answer then isn't it fair to think no one is listening? That is what I thought, but it is now glaringly obvious that it is listening anyways! I now believe spyware is built into every piece of hardware I have and these devices are not coming from Russia or North Korea.. they are Apple, Comcast, charter, these are all from American corporations which are all in bed with our overbearing government.  
 It is not right! Of course the story line in America is "no it ain't so!" "Other countries spy on us and their own citizens.. and we are keeping our eye on them!" We all know for many years they had potential.. we all knew about american phone calls being bounced off satellites from outside USA to make them collectable calls to USA spooks.. well that is all smoke and mirrors because right now, if you have tech devices there is secret data collection going on on you and again.. it is not the Iranians!
 If you want to have a private talk.. you have to undress and leave your devices in the house where they can spy on each other. Maybe put on a song they like.. and go outside into the woods under a tree.
 "Well what do you have to hide?" or " just don't click on it." Almost everyone I have mentioned it to thinks I'm full of it unless they also have had that happen and it has happened to several people I know. When we heard our story >without us even mentioning it< repeated by a guy servicing our cable box only with a different product, it was flowers for his wife in his case, well we all felt like we had seen a ghost.
 Obviously I can't change that.. and I can set my devices down or wrap them in tin foil or lead.. but that is not the issue. The issue is under what mandate this can be done, and the only mandate that allows it is the secret security apparatus and special secret rules in this country fighting the so called war on terror. What a scam.. what a joke. What a crime! Fascism is the son of capitalism. 
  • Listening to: wife sleeping
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: coffee

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Arrik Kim
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United States
I'm a boy who looks like a man... I believe there may be a God...>and there may not be< but you can't find it in a building or in writings, those who say they know, know least of all. Those who look up for answers crush the little ones beneath their feet. Life is a window of opportunity that is closing... I don't think anything lasts forever, a diamond or a persons soul, heaven and hell do exist, but not as other realms, no, they exist right here and now. Hell is getting caught in a lie or watching a loved one die, heaven is harvesting from seed you have sown. I hope when the end comes it is like drifting off, satisfied, after a long days work.

i can be contacted at arrikkim@charter.net

Current Residence: Northeast Connecticut
Favourite genre of music: metal , punk, bluegrass
Operating System: mac OS X
Favourite cartoon character: vampirella
Personal Quote: it is not what you do...it 's how you do it.
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LaRosePhotographie Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thank you for the fav' Rose 
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carvenaked Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
You are very welcome! 
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phreddyy Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Hi Arrik,
Thanks for the faves.
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carvenaked Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
My pleasure, I enjoyed that set a lot!
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phreddyy Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
As much as I did?
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carvenaked Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
Probably not...
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Nudeartfun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Writer
Happy Birthday !
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carvenaked Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Thank you!
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nightserpent Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Happy birthday, Arrik!  Here's to another year of thought provoking dances with wood. :)
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carvenaked Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018
Thanks Paul, this is going to be another stone masonry year, but I do hope to finish a half dozen carvings!
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