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Generating spheres at an absurd scale is sculptor Keith Holamon’s obsession. Using a custom apparatus mounted on a flatbed trailer, Holaman laboriously chips away at mammoth hunks of burl to produce massive orbs that evoke a sense of the familiar while also being completely alien at the same time. [via LikeCool]

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  1. Very nice work. Just one suggestion — if you want to keep doing it PLEASE spend $10 on some good protective eyewear and use it with the chainsaw and lathe. It would be a shame to lose your passion over that lapse of judgment.

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  3. Gwendolyn Thompson on said:

    I wish there was something to show scale on the finished spheres. They are beautiful, but would be more impressive if there was something to compare it to.

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  5. Need a link to the artist

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