|Project by Ellen||posted 02-08-2011 03:39 AM||2968 views||7 times favorited||33 comments|
This is this year’s 2011 donation to the Child Advocacy Center in Memphis for their annual “Works of Heart” auction. This year, I carved this from mammoth Kauri, a wood that is carbon dated between 35,000 and 50,000 years old, found in New Zealand. This is not really the most wonderful wood to work with, as it was chippy, but worked out well. The leaf was cut from a 8.5×8.5×3 inch block of this wood. The stem and the bottom are the only thing that touches the base. The base is mahogany.
I designed this to either hang on the wall or sit on a desk or table. I hope it does well at the auction!
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