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 Post subject: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:26 pm 
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I just completed a college course that included a class on stone carving. We were given the task of making a gravestone for a historical person and, of course, I chose Frank. This is what I came up with:

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I chose the particular quotation because funerals and headstones are usually quite religeous affairs and Frank's mis-quoting of the bible gave it an anti church feeling. It felt suitably irreverent to use that line on a headstone. I chose the carving on the rear because it is a beautiful stylized image and I thought it would look good in stone. I really like the finished headstone and I got a very good grade for it!


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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:02 am 
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Good job. Since Frank chose not to have a gravestone, you're opening yourself up to some not-so-nice comments. But it's obvious you did this out of respect for Frank, so I hope people take account of that.

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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:14 am 
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I think you did really well - real good craftsmanship, with a touch of art. I like your choice of the HO graphics. You've given the design a new dimension (pun intended). Has anyone commented that the circle could have been slightly smaller, with more air around it? Or did you consciously decide to make it tight? Well done, anyway!

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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:02 pm 
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The fact Frankie doesn't have a stone makes this one even more special... Morbidly special. Way to go...

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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:32 pm 
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That's excellent! Hopefully GZ won't nail you for using the Imperial. Now comes the hard part.... Need help placing on Frank's grave? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:07 pm 
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That's really something, pal. Good job!

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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:55 pm 
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I don't find this morbid at all. Talking about someone who has already died is the only way of keeping them alive and it's the opposite of wishing they were dead, which would be morbid. That gravestone is brilliant, perfect. That would obviously be the challenge: which Zappa quote would be the ultimate for a gravestone and I think you've got it covered.

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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:22 am 
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Fantastic job, who's the next one for dubya? oh but wait...


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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:26 am 
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Not to detract from your effort, which is fine, but that's fuckin' creepy!
Hopefully ya have some Goth chicks in your class.


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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:40 am 
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Thanks for all the positive comments. I had no idea that Frank does not have a gravestone. Ah well. My version has pride of place in my workshop where I listen to Frank while I chip away at bits of stone.

Off to see ZPZ tonight in Basingstoke and again next week in Bristol. Very excited to say the least.

Ah, but it's a f*ckin' great time to be alive..................... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: re: my homage to frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:31 pm 
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excellent, thanks for posting


... his carving style is well rehearsed ...

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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:22 pm 
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brainpang wrote:
Not to detract from your effort, which is fine, but that's fuckin' creepy!
Hopefully ya have some Goth chicks in your class.

Nothing creepy about it. He took a class assignment, picked someone who has passed that he admired and did a terrific job. A+


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 Post subject: Re: My homage to Frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:38 pm 
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_Dylan_ wrote:
... and, of course, I chose Frank.

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...and I got a very good grade for it!



...but of course!

Of course, great work :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: my homage to frank
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:05 pm 
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_Dylan_ wrote:
I really like the finished headstone and I got a very good grade for it!
great work. I'll get back to you to carve mine when the time comes. 8)

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