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The Corn Spirit Sculpture

Wood Platter

Created by Keoni Carlson
The wood bowl, reimagined: turned maple is carved to resemble woven and beaded basketry inspired by the rich artistic traditions of Native American cultures. There was a time, says the Iroquois Grandmother, when it was not needful to plant the corn seed nor to hoe the fields, for the corn sprang up of itself, and filled the broad meadows. Its stalks grew strong and tall, and were covered with leaves like waving banners, and filled with ears of pearly grain wrapped in silken green husks.

To create the piece, a block of sugar maple is turned on a lathe. Spokes and rings are then individually carved. Following a resting period, the design is burned onto the wood using 1/8" straight lines, then colored with hand-applied India inks.

Ideal as a centerpiece, tabletop sculpture, or wall hanging. Wall hanging is very easy, hanger included with purchase. Not food safe. Each piece is unique with some variations.

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