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Lovers by Justbod
Lovers
Lovers - an original design by bod inspired by the beautiful insular art of the Illuminated Manuscripts such as the Book of Kells. Lovers has been created by hand shaping sheet metal, which is then inset into a custom made solid oak plaque.
Size ~ 24cm x 19cm x 2cm.
Every stage of the process has been done by hand.

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Read our article about the influences, processes & the symbology within the piece: Here's a Health To The Lovers

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Justbod
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
Justbod features the work of the York artist bod. His work is inspired by a deep love of the history and countryside of the British Isles, as well as the mystery and beauty of ancient cultures.

bod's work in his own words:
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I began making things many years ago, when like most boys, I spent most of my free time in the woods, trying to make weaponry and survival aids using an old penknife to fashion twigs and other bits and pieces into bows and arrows, catapults, swords and shields, and then trying out their effectiveness on the other boys.

A bit later and my first ‘proper’ carving – a cast off piece of skirting board becomes a dolphin – an altogether more peaceful subject!

Years later, and still several lifetimes ago, I set up a shop to start selling my wares. During this time, I deepened my fascination for the haunting and mysterious artefacts and monuments left behind in our landscape and a deep love and respect for the talented and inspiring artwork of our ancestors. My artwork, the things I create, is a way to connect further with these unknown artists, and to continue to try to understand and to share their visions.

I also have a strong passion for the British landscape and its changing moods. I love the bleak and rugged moorland with its wild and secretive ways, I love the storm and the windy coast, I love beautiful rolling downs and sun-dappled woodland and landscapes that you can lose yourself in, and then once more find yourself, for the first time.

At a different level entirely, I adore the texture and form of nature, from ripples in sand, to the sinuous twisting of wood grain, the hypnotic vision of a babbling brook and the timeless and all-knowing bastions of granite and millstone grit.

Nature has always been the greatest sculptor and artist of all.

If I ever manage to convey a fraction of the beauty of nature or the skill of our ancestors,

I will feel very proud indeed.

bod

Read more about bod in his own words at: www.justbod.co.uk/#!beginnings…

...and on the brand new bod's blog: www.justbod.co.uk/#!bods-blog/…

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/justbod
‘The Devil Is in the Detail’ – how do we chase him out?

The Devil 2 by Justbod

I read a quote recently from the jeweller Alsion Jones (folksy.com/shops/Tripoliandrou… ) where she said ‘Every piece is uniquely hand forged with love for the craft of silversmithing. I am a perfectionist, but my jewellery is hand crafted and by its very nature not perfect.’ I felt this brilliantly captured both the aspiration that I have of wanting to create a professionally well-made piece that exudes quality, whilst also presenting a piece that is obviously, well, handmade.

Our modern society with its machines and perfectly straight lines has created a great deal of read more

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twistedstrokes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favs and the watch ;)
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xenon013 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Very nice gallery.
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MsLinden Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Thanks for the 'watch'! Keep up the amazing work! :D
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ayhantomak Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
thanks, for the fav... :sun:
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CacaioTavares Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok Bod, his works in metal are great. I have visited your site is very cool.
If you want, you can go to my blog, cacaiotavares.blogspot.com.
Regards, <br / />Cacaio Tavares
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Justbod Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cacaio

Visited your blog - exceptional work! Unfortunately I am not talented with languages so could only look at the artwork!! Particularly like the celtic embossing work - VERY impressive!

Take care

bod
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CacaioTavares Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment on my work. I'll take care of! A hug.
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