February 10, 1995 in Available Wood Index
2′-2″ h, 1′-8″ w, 8″ d Red Oak Burl, Table Sculpture (as shown), Wall sculpture (Vertical) $ 585
Sculpted from a weathered piece of red oak that I found on my property in Madison County, NC, the parent tree had been cut for timber many years prior. This remaining hunk was all that was salvageable from the trunk. In its natural state, it actually grew with the pointy bits down which were part of the root structure. (Not as pictured here.)
the association with the desert art period of animal skulls and bones that Georgia O’Keefe used as inspiration for many beautiful paintings.
But, like O’Keefe, I, too, see the form as a symbol of life after life. And thus welcomed the new title in her honor.