False Dawn

Sculpture made with a variety of woods including colored burl. False Dawn describes a wildfire in the distance at night.

 

False Dawn

I have been playing with the use of wood grains as a part of the overall design rather than just a beautifying feature. I liked how the grain patterns in the walnut I used in Cerulean Repose followed the lines of the body and decided to push it a little further by using the grains to essentially draw a picture. I had purchased a lovely piece of sliced burl wood that I thought looked just like fire. I experimented with layering different types of wood and was quickly reminded of seeing bush fires burning off in the distance late at night as a small child in Australia. I held that small snippet of childhood memory in mind when designing False Dawn.

 

7" W x 7" D x 22.75" H

Wood.

Granite base.

2014.