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Heorot by Thorleifr Heorot by Thorleifr
Beech wood.

In my backyard.

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Given 2009-03-16
Heorot by ~Thorleifr. A beautifully fluid knotwork carving in beech wood that the artist said was inspired by the north portal of the Urnes stave church in Norway. About one meter tall and definitely best seen in fullview. ( Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional
exquisite
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Wow :O Amazing work.
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Thanks!
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
No problem :D
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lottepja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! I'm making a "selekjole" "serk" and a "forstykke" (don't know what its all in english <.<) but it's a vikingage dress and I was wondering if I could embroider this piece onto my frontpiece/ apron. it would fit perfectly, but I wouldn't do it unless I had the permision to do it. it looks stunning. 

-Charlotte
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Hi!
Sure you can, but you don't actually need my permission, this design has been done about 1000 years ago, I have borrowed it myself...

It comes from here : thorleifr.deviantart.com/art/U…
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lottepja Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :D and yes, I know, I live in norway, but I didn't know this was exact as the urnes stavkirke, cause I haven't been there, so wanted to make sure, so I didn't steal your art! :p tehe, love all of your works btw! you're a big inspiration! :) 
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orinoor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Really incredible, it's so ornate.
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thanks!
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orinoor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
You're welcome!
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vikingfurqueen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
 a work of heart and hands. Surely has a soul of its own. Wonderful.
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Thank you!
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Evaron Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's really interesting and cool.
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
;-)
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JButlerDesign Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Very cool!
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
;-)
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lycanthusincarnum Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEILSA!
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is really just astounding...there's a real sense of life and authenticity here. Wonderful piece!
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
features here - [link]
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thanks!
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Olaf68 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Ragimond Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now that is damn sexy....
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Ragimond Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Waw..to damn sexy....how fraken long did it take you?
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
About 3-4 months between start and end..
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KanotsaStock Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
WOW that is amazing
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thanks!
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Yokome Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning...!
Excellent detail...
...uow, really really uow...
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thanks!
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erzebeth-rouge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Woa! it could replace the Urnes one! awesome job :D
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
It's just a little too small ;)
Thanks!
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011   General Artist
amazing complecated design ! :aww:
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
But I didn't make it up myself... ;)
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011   General Artist
it`s amazing anyway
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Bonadea85 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning :)
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
;-)
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Meredyth Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love that!
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
:-)
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PtolemaiosLS Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first time i heard of "Beech wood" D:, whats your opinion about it
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
First time really ? You do know that the word 'book' derives from 'beech' ? (actually from the ancient form of the word. It's more obvious in german: book = Buch and beech = Buche -> [link]).

It's one of the most commonly used tree over here for furniture and objects. Fairly regular, dense and heavy, but the natural color and grain pattern is rather boring. I use it a lot to make objects and tools..
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PtolemaiosLS Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well yeah, i speak spanish (I┤m from Chile, Southamerica) so my knowledge about foreigner woods is rather limited to what i read from luthier books, magazines, etc
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CeresMaria Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Heorot, as in the name of the mead hall in Beowulf?
Fantastic art by the way, it looks extremely complicated.
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Yes, like Hro­gar's hall. (But I just copied one panel of the Urnes stavechurch...)
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Forestkeeper100 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Brilliant! I appreciate all the time and effort that went into this wonderful work of art.
The results are fantastic. I wish I had one of these in my backyard. Thanks for posting this great photo of your work
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thanks a lot!
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Leo-Machado Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Great job.. =D
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Thanks!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful...
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Thorleifr Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Thanks!
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GilWarzecha Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I featured some of your work in my journal at [link] , noted you on Been Touched's site blog [link] , and included thumbnails of your work on the DA's new section at [link] . Hope that this brings more attention to your art! :)
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