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Seed Pod

Rick Crawford

2012    Size   H: 3.25 in  W: 3.25 in  D: 3.25 in  

In a private collection - Collection of Deena and Jerry Kaplan

Recycled Parallam construction beam. Turned and carved. This was my submission to the "A Walk in the Woods" exhibition for the 2012 AAW Symposium in San Jose, Ca. It was not selected for the exhibition, but it was selected for the Instant Gallery Critique by Frank Cummings, Bill Moore and Kevin Wallace, for which I feel very honored. I have travelled to California many times in the past, but I flew out there from Florida in October, 2011, just to walk in the woods in many locations, so that I could narrow my inspirational focus for this piece. It is based on the Blue Gum Eucalyptus seed pods that are found in many locations in California. Although not native to California, and considered a nuisance species, I felt that it represented what many might find on the forest floor during a walk in the woods. The use of the Parallam, a commercial building product made up of compressed veneer strips from different tree species, represents the voices of a thousand trees.

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