Friday, May 20, 2011
My inspiration for this carved turning comes from the microscopic landscape of seed coats. The outer cellular wall of some seeds collapse during drying, which forms a mosaic of three dimensional spaces. The name I selected loosely translates to 'mosaic palace.'
Material: spalted maple
Turned, carved, and bleached.
10.5 X 7.5 inches.
This will be on display at the North Carolina Arboretum June - September 2011. The exhibit is "The Fine Art of Wood: an international invitational exhibit of woodturning."
Progress pics of this piece being made are posted HERE (emerging patterns project).
Update: I just did another photo shoot, this time to capture the cellular pattern of the shadows.