Monday, June 2, 2008

I need a name!

I had the pleasure of taking a workshop this past weekend from Gordon Uyehara (You-We-Hara). I really admire his talent and how he is able to create such lovely works of art in Metal Clay.
This workshop was to create the Cosmic Honu or Sea Turtle as well as a decorative spoon which is an extension of the shape of the Honu shell.
Here are three images (you can tell Shawn isn't home as my photography skills are lacking) of my interpretation of the Cosmic Honu.

I got some great color with LOS, but it won't last long. I'll wear it this way for the few weeks it lasts, and then I'll most likely darken to black and polish to make it look like antiqued silver. I'll take another image then.

Here's the little face. I think it might be a he as I keep trying to type the word him. The camera was focused on his flipper so his face is a bit blurred, but I think this is good enough for an informal cyber introduction, don't you? ;o)

So, now that you've met him (there I go again) can you help me name him?

I'm hoping to have a bit of time after this coming weekend to finish the spoon and give it to Shawn for Father's Day.


abeadlady said...

Beki, he is just gorgeous! Is there no way to preserve that beautiful color? You are just getting too good at this.

I have no idea why, but he looks like a Bertie to me.


Laura (Kramarsky) Curtis said...

He's beautiful! Tuttle the turtle? Or maybe Harry after your teacher's last name?

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

I LOVE THIS TURTLE!! but then you already know that!! wanted to let you know that I have just tagged you for a MEME!! bead happy ~ cyn

Beki said...

What's a MEME, Cyn???

Joann Loos said...

Ok, I'm in awe.

How about maluhia. Peace in Hawaiian.