The Thing

The Thing

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The widow of a close friend of mine who died recently gave me one of Fritz’s sculptures. He loved painting, carving marble and wood into strange shapes. I always wanted one of his works and out of the blue as a housewarming gift Erika gave me this sculpture. Thank you Erika πŸ™‚

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Can you help me ? What is it & what name shall I call it ?

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Ralph xox πŸ™‚

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77 Comments on “The Thing

    • Oh. That’s one thing I will do is treasure it. The sculpture is next to me on my desk Annie. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  1. It’s a portrait/sculpture of you, so it must be called “Embraceable Me”

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    • Me !!!!!!! Yvonne !!! Have you lost your glasses ??? Mind you the resemblance is uncanny πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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      • Glasses?? Where did I put them, after I drank wine from them? Is that what you mean? πŸ™‚

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      • Well if the glasses are lost the only option left is to use a drinking straw πŸ˜‰

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    • For once I am speechless Katie ……. as I know that you are a talented art critic. Well …… critic !! So I am overwhelmed with the thinking that you must have put into the name. Did you give yourself a headache ? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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    • Brilliant YC !! I would never have thought of the sculpture as a heart. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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    • I don’t know what it is as well, but some good ideas have been made and I would like Fritz to be in the name, so thank you for saying “Fritz”. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  2. “Tangled Roots” would be good name…

    Your friendΒ΄s gesture was really nice…

    Cheers,

    Aquileana πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Aquileana πŸ˜€ Welcome to Bluefish Way. Yes, a good name !! Tree roots or hair ?? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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    • Could be Beth πŸ˜€ So how many Chinese acrobats do you know at play ? πŸ˜‰ The mind boggles. Hehe !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  3. Looks like a bunch of hugs.
    I’d call it Fritz’s Hugs.
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx

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    • That’s sweet RoSy …… Fritz’s Hugs !! Here’s a Ralph Hug for you. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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    • What a brilliant idea Ren !! A wooden heart and Fritz was German ! Ralph xox πŸ˜€
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    • I think that would be fine Gallivanta. Fritz is a good name. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  4. This is wonderful, seems to me like “Holding Together”… Thank you dear Ralph, have a nice day, love, nia

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    • That’s lovely Nia….. “Holding Together”. I would have never thought of that. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  5. It was such a nice act from Erika to give one of Fritz’s sculptures to you to remember him, so I think Fritz’s hugs is the best name! It is a beautiful wooden sculpture. It was a very special present!

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    • “Fritz’s Hugs” is really nice Ute πŸ˜€ I was pleased, surprised and honoured when Erika gave it to me and it will serve as a great memory trigger of our friendship. Happy Sunday. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  6. I’d say “Internal Workings” as it looks like part of the human body to me. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi LuAnn πŸ˜€ When I first saw it, it looked like a boar to me, then I came to the conclusion that I had no idea what it was. Thanks for your “Internal Workings” idea my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€
      PS Maybe it’s a whisky distillery πŸ˜‰

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      • Perhaps! The beauty is, it can be whatever your twisted mind wants it to be Ralph! πŸ˜‰

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    • I’ll go with “Entangled Love” I assume from eyebrow past experiences πŸ˜€ hehe !!
      Now. What am I going to call you ? CBL is okay, but I reckon Lady, as Crazy or Bag, or Crazy Bag is not fitting. Take care M’Lady. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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      • Woohoo! Entangled love it is then!
        Does my eyebrows really bother you? Hmm, I wonder what other people think of it, maybe I should update my profile pix ;p
        I like CBL but M’lady is good too
        x

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    • Hehe !! Good one !! I have a T shirt and on the front it says:
      “At my age I have seen it all,done it all, heard it all. I just can’t remember it all” πŸ˜€
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  7. Well I think it looks like one of the poses from the Kama Sutra……..just say’! πŸ™‚ The pretzel position? lol

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    • Haha !! LOL. Is that with or without a Hot Sauce dip Debby ? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  8. A “strange” sculpture, in the meaning interesting, inspiring and positive way – love it – how tall is it..? πŸ™‚

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    • It is a “strange” sculpture isn’t it ? All of Fritz’s sculptures and paintings are similar to this one. He just carved and let the pieces evolve into whatever.
      The height is 40cm ( 16 inches), width and depth 20cm (8 inches ).
      Thanks for your input Drake πŸ˜€ Ralph πŸ˜€

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  9. That’s a curious peace of Arte, but I see an huge embrace in it, yes someone embrace someone else, maybe you can called it, ” Entire loving embrace ” ?

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    • That’s a very sweet name Shiro πŸ˜€ I can see it now. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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    • Could be Georgia !! …….. on a blind date possibly ? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  10. Sorry about the loss of your friend. :o( I think “Entwined Heart” when I look at it. Profound and whimsical at the same time. I LOVE it! ;oP Blessings!

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    • “Entwined Heart” is a lovely way of looking at the sculpture. Thanks for your mention of Fritz, Claire. I will miss him. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  11. It could be named “Fritzerica”… πŸ™‚

    I agree with “renxkyoko” I believe it a heart too… πŸ™‚

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    • Yes. Maybe so. Sounds good to me Drake πŸ˜€ And it does look like a heart.

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    • Hi LB πŸ˜€ I agree. Everyone has their own idea of what this sculpture looks like. I suppose it’s a bit like an ink-blot test, psycho-analysing everyone who comments πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  12. Haha, the thing. That is funny. I really like the piece actually. It is well carved, and the color of the wood is beautiful. Have you ever read The Chronicals of Narnia? This sculpture looks like Mr Tumnus (or what I imagine him looking like) while doing yoga.

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    • Hello again Megan πŸ˜€ No. I haven’t read the Chronicles of Narnia but I’ll take your word for it that it looks like Mr Tumnus doing yoga. Well, it looks like yoga !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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  13. A bull with its face up its arse, petrified.

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  14. Hmmm…it looks like a human heart being trapped inside a mess of entanglement…LOL..

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    • Hello Wendy πŸ˜€ A bit like my non-existent love life then πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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      • Hmmm….non-existent? Well, you can always make it exists if you want, right? Love is all around… πŸ˜€

        All the best to you, my friend!! Cheers!!! πŸ˜€

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  15. “Embrace me, you sweet embraceable you” See, I told you I’d be stalking you. πŸ™‚

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    • That’s okay Yvonne. The pleasure is all mine …. yours …. mine ….. yours… πŸ˜‰ xox

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  16. And, you said ” While you are away don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do πŸ˜† xox” Shouldn’t that read “Don’t do anything I WOULD do”, just to be on the safe side?? πŸ˜‰ oxo

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    • Whatever works for you Celeste, works for me πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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    • I like big squishy hugs Elizabeth. The more squishier the better. Ralphie xox πŸ˜€

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  17. Did you decide yet?

    I was going to say “Entangled” which I see is a thought that’s been echoed several times over in these comments. Or “holding together” which is a similar idea but less ambivalent.

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    • Hi Bronwyn πŸ˜€ Entangled ? ……possibly ? I am being steered towards “Fritz’s Thing” but there are so many brilliant suggestions. Ralph xox πŸ˜€

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