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"Midnight" totem

About

Completed

December, 2001

Current Owner

Susi

Current Location

San Jose, CA

Materials

pecan, mirrored acrylic, copper

Finish

polished crystal coat


Details

Midnight is another favorite child of mine. While some see a bat taking flight, I see a beautiful interplay between the startling wood grain and the agressive form. In fact, prior to starting Midnight, a significant amount of time was spent studying the wood and discovering a form that would accentuate the wonderful grain.

Midnight's pecan wood was absolutely wondeful to work with. The wood cut cleanly, without tearing, and is capable of holding a thin crisp form. During the finishing work, I was delighted to discover how translucent the thin features at the very top became. Even more exciting, when backlit by sunlight in a window, Midnight almost seems to glow throughout. Best of all, nothing beats working on a wood that smells like pecan pie as you cut it.