THE VACVVM: Official Discussion Thread

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Wed May 18, 2016 2:17 pm

The piece to me really reads like an Indian style dream catcher. The circular piece looks like an old twist off cover type of mechanism. I don't think the "tail" is that of the bird but of a larger osprey that was caught in a snare trap, the metal piece landing on it's body. Maybe the birds used that red yarn to lift the lid by the handle. When the snare was tripped it landed on the prey. Who knows, It's awesome though.
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Wed May 18, 2016 2:19 pm

I get a Native American vibe from it.
jkw3000 wrote:The image is whatever you want to interpret it to be. For instance, I'm interpreting it as a bad-ass art print for Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.
I like that flick. Maybe not underrated, but better than it should be.
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Wed May 18, 2016 2:19 pm

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Muppelope wrote:I'm so very tempted, but I have so very little monies atm. Is this about average price for a Hork? I'm new to the hobby so I'm not really sure if I'll ever get an opportunity as good as this to own one of his pieces.
If you just want something cheap there are plenty you can buy here or eBay for cheaper. For a print of this type though this is an extremely reasonable price especially considering that the coa will definitely be a framable piece of art into itself.
Fixed :D . Also, anyone notice there's a typo (draw-o) on the Suite 1 COA?
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Muppelope wrote:Ahhh, okay that makes sense now. Didn't realize that was the bird's tail (which actually makes me like the image better, felt disjointed before I knew that.) What's the deal with the red thread in so many of his images?

Edit: I was told via PM that it was an old, ornate side-view mirror that the bird is perched on, does that sound correct? Also, thanks for the advice cinlabyrinth. Not sure what I'll do yet, but at least I have a couple days to decide.
Is that the tail?! I was trying to figure out the reptilian part, but I think this would be the first owl with a non-normal tail :shock: . This guy must be a boss, like the EoD bird. I also wondered what he was sitting on, i.e. real or wholly invented. If we're going with mirror, I feel like that should have some symbolism. Maybe the ospreys are attracted to shiny objects, or their own reflection, so it is part of the trap.
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Wed May 18, 2016 2:27 pm

Looks like the front metal workings for a clock face with the glass or other material face of the clock long since gone.. There's even a little hand peeking out from behind the big hand
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Wed May 18, 2016 2:41 pm

I see a meat grinder and a boss ass owl who has a symbiotic relationship with tail spiders. Spider owl spider owl does whatever a spider owl does
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Wed May 18, 2016 2:53 pm

The first thing I thought of when I read 'snare', was a drum... but a trap also fits that description, like a bird trap..
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Wed May 18, 2016 9:26 pm

With regard to the border discussion earlier. Aaron's IG post said the image was 1:1 with the painting (9x17). The print is listed at 10.5x19. So there'll be a small border
So it goes...
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Wed May 18, 2016 9:37 pm

an inch either side is pretty hefty on a print that size, but im fine it.
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Wed May 18, 2016 9:58 pm

First print I've purchased in a long time :clap: on the timed editions.

I'll go with a run of 700.
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Thu May 19, 2016 1:06 am

+1 for me as well. Best Horkey release in years IMO. Im going to guess a 750 run on this one.
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Thu May 19, 2016 3:34 pm

Had to pick this one up. Too beautiful to pass on for $100. :drool: :pint:
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Thu May 19, 2016 3:41 pm

yup
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Thu May 19, 2016 3:56 pm

so that .js thing...on the Snare page it has "inventory_quantity":-348" - does that mean there are 348 bought so far?
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Thu May 19, 2016 4:12 pm

^yes.
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Thu May 19, 2016 5:48 pm

jools wrote:so that .js thing...on the Snare page it has "inventory_quantity":-348" - does that mean there are 348 bought so far?
349 :pint:
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