Bill Luce Woodturner



Featured Piece


Featured Piece - March 2009

  HMS Surprise  

inches height by 9 ¼ inches length 
Douglas fir: turned, sandcarved


A Skeleton Bowl from my Bones of the Tree series.

The title of the piece HMS Surprise (Her Majesty’s Ship Surprise) comes from Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander: Far Side of the World. The very first time I viewed this piece after final completion, a vision came to me of Jack Aubrey's ship (a square rigged warship from the 18th century) listing under heavy sail as seen from the stern.

Here's a detail shot:

This piece is part of the Turning to the Future: A Fresh Look at Wood Art exhibit --  March 20 through May 11 2009It will be available directly through the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC. 


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