Spotted Carapace

A large seashell sculpture made with poplar wood. Decorated with inlay poplar dots.

Spotted Carapace

Spotted Carapace was another chance to explore the spiral structure of a seashell. I did a few things differently this time, practical lessons I learned making August Carapace. I also added the spots for an interesting effect. I soaked pieces of poplar dowel in a stain until color had seeped in a little ways giving a nice halo of color when cut at a cross section. The spiral passage actually goes up inside the cone for several turns. It doesn’t add anything visual to the piece, but it was a fun challenge to see if I could make it work.

 

11" W x 11" D x 24.5" H

Poplar.

2012.