|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 08-28-2011 09:17 PM||2787 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I have always loved the look of stark, ancient trees that (typically) are standing alone in a field, slowly but gracefully decaying. There are many here in SC that have been standing vigil for a long long time. This piece, and the one still in the shop, are the result of some study. The wood is Cherry Crotch-wood. The inlay rim is red and yellow calcite over a gilded base. The stump is biotite with purple fluorite, red calcite, gold leaf, and anthracite.
-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general