A large wooden sculpture of a jellyfish with copper tentacles. Suspended with a steel cable.
Jellyfish Series - #1
My inspiration for Jelly #1 came from seeing a picture of a jellyfish. I thought the ribbon like quality of the center tentacles (actually called oral arms) was magnificent and wondered if I could carve such a thing out of wood. The challenge was exciting, so I found a big chunk of maple and started cutting. Once I knew the tentacles were going to work, I started making the bell. I wanted side grain all the way around for a uniform look, so I built it out of many smaller pieces.
8.5" W x 8.5" D x 34" H
Suspended with steel cable.