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Rattlehead by DonSimpson Rattlehead by DonSimpson
Teakwood pendant in the form of a mask, about 2-1/2 inches high.

This pendant also serves as a small rattle. Most of the interior is hollowed out through the back, and the back then sealed with a thin sheet of walnut wood that acts as a sounding board for glass balls trapped inside. A pattern of 49 sound holes in the upper part of the pendant connects to the inner chamber. A brass-tube cord tunnel goes through the rattle chamber and, along with the asymmetric shape of the chamber, provides sound variations when the rattle is shaken in various orientations. Hand-rubbed beeswax finish.
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flamingmarsupial Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I can't decide if this face looks friendly, unfriendly or just surprised. But it's so interesting. It ought to be on the cover of a science fiction novel, because there is surely a story behind it. :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Or many stories.... :)
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ExperienceDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I love the style of this... And I would love to hear the music it makes! Do you have any youtube videos or anything to show off the sounds? Either way, fantastic work! I'm having a blast looking through your gallery. :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
No, no sound files. Maybe I should think about that. Most of my stuff has a tactile component also, that may not be obvious in a photo....
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Hurricanrana Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Your work never ceases to thrill me! Great job.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you. :)
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Another of your sleekly elegant pieces.
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YiorYeosa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of some of Moebius's drawings, if you are familiar with him.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
I've got about a dozen books of his art; amazing stuff.
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YiorYeosa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah he has had quite the impact on the present generation of comic artists in Europe.

What your rattler reminds me of is the "La Déesse" volume from the "Le monde d'Edena" graphic novel series. It's actually one off, if not the first, comic of his I read.

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