Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Primitive Point

I have always been inspired by artisan workmanship, especially when it comes to metal-smithing. I love to look at every notch, nick and tool-mark of a hand-made craft. When I paint swords and weapons, I muse about the actual process and labor involved in working steel, brass, wood, horn and leather. The discipline, patience and devotion must be something special for these metal-workers, because they deal with so many tricky variables that I only pretend at in my paintings. Therefore, it's pretty obvious that I would be thrilled to find a real weapon-smith recommending my book. I am honored!

My hat is off to you metal-workers and craftsmen out there!

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