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"Layla" totem

About

Completed

June, 2001

Current Owner

Derek

Current Location

Tracy, CA

Materials

redwood

Finish

gloss varathane finish


Details

One of the first totems to be "commissioned", Layla is at home in the entryway of a good friend. Layla's flowing form has a somewhat art deco theme to it. The simple spire is suggestive of a modern skyscraper. However, as the totem flows towards the base, its path is redirected by a circular cut. Along the way, a duet of square cutouts is repeated twice to tie the form together.

With a simple flowing form, the beauty of the redwood plays an important roll. The finish is a simple clear coat for protection.