“Monument Valley” - Flame Sheoke Burl (Australia) - 14 x 5 x 2 -
Original and unusual this large spoon uses stunning sapwood weathering
which revealed intact medullary rays as a miniaturized landscape on the
side of the handle. The burl eyes shown on each side of the handle bowl
create streaks across the bottom of the bowl. Bold forms ending in a
decorative carved detail on the end of the handle, Monument Valley is at
once bleak and lush and rich. A powerful piece - SOLD. Photography by Jim Osborn.
Valley" was accepted for inclusion in Beyond Boundaries, a Collectors of
Wood Art sponsored exhibition to be held at SOFA Chicago 2014.
Selections were made by Emily Zilber, the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. With applications from over 100 artists, Emily had to make many difficult decisions among the hundreds of high quality works submitted. 25 artists' work will appear in the show. The works chosen exemplify creativity, outstanding workmanship, and aesthetically appealing design elements. Aligning with the theme of "Beyond Boundaries", the works are diverse in object type, use of material, technicality, and conceptual approach. To view images of the show click here.
Photo credit: John Beaver