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Sandy’s Child #2

Michael Scarborough

2013    Size   H: 4 in  W: 8.25 in  D: 8.25 in    Weight: 1 lb

In a private collection

This was the second piece I created using wood salvaged from trees downed by Hurricane Sandy. The bowl is from a London Planetree which had been an icon in our little historic neighborhood here in NYC. The base is from the root burl of a huge White Birch, which had grown from a seedling at the Bailey Arboretum on Long Island's North Shore, but was felled whole by the storm. This piece was selected by Emily Zilber of Boston's Museum of Fine Art to be included at the CWA/SOFA exhibit, "Beyond Boundaries" in 2014. Hurricane Sandy had a deep impact on me and my work. My essay about that experience can be found on the American Craft Council website: http://craftcouncil.org/post/devastation-beauty-will-rise

I feel that the London Plane and the White Birch harmonize well, in both figure and color, and that the gold leaf adds just the right amount of counterpoint.


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