A branch fell off a street tree near my place narrowly missing my neighbours' car... when it came to having it cut up and taken away they gave me two pieces. It took a long time to find the inspiration that suited the wood... but now the work is being entered in the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival Sculpture exhibition - "Connection"
"We are all stardust formed in the creation nova - so a life flows between the stars in twists and turns and pools and rapids from stardust to stardust."
|the start was seeing the bridge
|and cutting out some of the less sound wood
|then the wood started to tell its own story
|and there comes a time to see what the oil brings out in the grain
|and the grain is captivating -
details recording the incidents of the tree's growth
|more grain... more interplay between
the inner and outer surface of the branch