Skeleton Bowl (2007)
From the Bones of the Tree series
Douglas Fir, turned and sandcarved,
approximately 5 ½ in. height by 8 ½ in.
This piece is a Skeleton Bowl from my ongoing
Bones of the Tree series. Except for bands of "flesh" that tie the
bones together (and the very bottom area) , the flesh has been sand carved away
completely exposing the ribs. This series is exploring the interaction between
the structural elements of the wood in a vessel and the vessel's shape, to
create an overall emotional statement of form.
The pieces is round bottomed, of course. You can read
a bit more on my sandcarved work here.
This piece was sold for $2500. at the AAW symposium banquet auction in Portland.
All rights reserved İBill Luce, 2007