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Kadish Tolesa Votive by HylianJean Kadish Tolesa Votive by HylianJean
Inspired by the tree-bound stone ruins of Kadish Tolesa, one of the Ages of Uru, this decorative piece is hand-carved and -pierced from a wheel-thrown clay cylinder, and fired without glaze to allow the texture of the clay and carving to take focus.

Sounds pretentious! Actually, I spent a few days carving this one out without a real plan or pattern, so it's kind of rough. If I'd had more time I would have done something interesting with the inside of it as well. It's heavily influenced by Stephen Martinere's gorgeous concept art for Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, and by the line-of-sight puzzle of the Age.

This is one of a set of three Uru-inspired ceramic vessels. Hopefully I will get the piece representing Teledahn submitted soon. The piece representing Eder Kemo is here: [link]

Size: approx. 7.5 cm tall

Uru and its Ages are copyright Cyan Worlds Inc.
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DeborahaRowland Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I LOVE it!And your inspiration explanation is wonderful.I am not familiar with who and where and when,but looking at your art  and some of your word visuals my interpretation is...wood,stone and iron.Of an age before our Christ,before the bible.An island shrouded in mist.The erosion suggests great age,but the lines of design of stone block are shockingly familiar ...even futuristic.Gosh....I sound pretentious...!!!!Hopefully my interp.sounds....sane,makes some kinda sense.The images in my head make sense...I get the impression of a structure of soaring heights,a spire into the clouds.Vessle doesnt fit in my head with the piece.Votive though does say candle..and more humble.I see the piece as more grand!!It looks highfire,stoneware .Its very...KOOL!                                             
HylianJean Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! If you're curious about the environment that inspired this piece, a quick google image search for "kadish tolesa" will show you!
KyleFN Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Gorgeous, I would love to have one.

I had a thought ... I wonder if you might entertain the idea of having this laser scanned, turning it into a digital model in 3D Studio Max and then 3D printed in sandstone.

Let me know what you think...
HylianJean Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It would probably be easier and cheaper to make my own mold and cast it in gypsum stone or somesuch. But as I've already given it away to a friend I kind of like the idea of it remaining one-of-a-kind. :) Glad you like it, though! Are you a Myst fan or do you just like the sculpture?
transthepsycopath Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
SWEEEEEET can you make me one AWSOME
Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks more like that building at the start of the Voltaic Age in Myst III.
neongreenbassoon Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, these are great!
laughingpineapple Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Wow. Again: I love how you manage to weave the Myst imagery and symbols into regular items and craft them so well. This is so Kadish Tolesa... brilliant, as are the others and the variations on the GZ jewelry!
HylianJean Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Oh, thank you! I really appreciate all of your comments on my stuff! :hug:
laughingpineapple Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
It's great stuff! :hug:
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