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As an artist blacksmith I constantly attempt to forge things that I can speak through. Last year at the Rocky Mountain Smiths Conference I participated in a group project of making a sun dial. These instruments are really interesting in that they are made to measure and reference time using the sun. All of which revolves around this practice of the Creation, Life, Death and Rebirth of the sun that break up our days. Going further with this notion I attempted to create an analogy between the sun dial and a coyote skull. This sundial is a tool used for referencing time, but the fatal end is always staring at us in the face.

This piece has forged details that started out as either square bar, round bar and/or flat bar. There are two welds in total on this piece as I try to do as much traditional joinery as possible. The Coyote Skull actually balances on the piece of metal that goes inside of it. This was tricky but was satisfied with the outcome. I liked that I did not need to “mount” the skull with adhesives or any other substitutes. This also leave it open to hang other items from it, rather than the skull.

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Given 2013-07-21
Sun Die-L by ~isolatedreality ( Featured by maytel )
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's AWESOME.
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Tijou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Nice
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Eddie-chan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This is so cool!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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MRvLPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool!
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Adri-Sol Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Wow, this is outstanding... 
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Congrats on the DD.
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chickaablet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This makes me think of something from Oddities
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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:iconiactuallyshitrainbow:
It's a bloody brilliant idea, and it looks awesome. Badass awesome, artistic awesome, AND clever awesome.
You're awesome. Just thought you should know.
Though you probably do.
 

 
 
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
:onfire: ... outstanding work!
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gattomannaro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i want this so bad. it's just a piece of art. 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Cynthia-Hinderhan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Congrats on the D&D!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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tejadesigns Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Exceptionally crafted, only enhanced by a superb artist's statement. As everyone among us contemplates the wheel of life and death, this piece is something to which all of humanity can relate. Well done.
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isolatedreality Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you! :)
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bsamneh Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
WOAAAHH!!
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The-Silver-Forge Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome work
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Hautalken Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This is super! :D

Is that a real skull, btw?
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isolatedreality Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
yes, it is a coyote. I also have a beaver skull that work into something as well
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tonare Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work!
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