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Ventanas Sculpture

Wood Platter

Created by Keoni Carlson
Carved wood platter re-imagined to appear as woven and beaded basketry. Ideal as a centerpiece, tabletop sculpture, or wall hanging. Each piece is unique with some variations. Hanger included.

Inspiration for the artwork comes from Native American storytelling and mythology relating to "trickster" legends, hence the illusion motif carved by the artist for this piece.

To create the piece, a block of sugar maple is spun on a lathe and turned to create the canvas. Spokes and rings are then individually carved. This carving technique traces back to 12th century Japan, and the sculpture of the Kamakura period. Following a resting period, the wood moisture content is stabilized at 7000' altitude at the artist's Colorado mountain home. Once seasoned, the artwork is moved from the wood shop to the finishing studio, where the design is burned onto the wood using 1/8" straight lines then colored with hand-applied India inks.

Not food or microwave safe; hand dust. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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