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Shell Fragment Series #11

Rick Crawford

2011    Size   H: 5.75 in  W: 5.5 in  D: 2 in  

In a private collection - Collection of Deena and Jerry Kaplan

Recycled maple, turned, cut, carved and pierced. Base is recycled southern yellow pine, cut, paint, brass rod. This piece utilizes the third element that was sectioned out of the disc that was used to make Shell Fragment Series #8, and the inspiration is once again derived from the ancient oyster shells that I find while beachcombing at Matanzas Inlet, below St. Augustine, Fl. The design of this piece gives a nod to the Eames chair, but sitting on top of a base that gets its inspiration from the car fenders of the late 1920's and early 1930's. I used to build model cars as a child, and I find it interesting how that period of my life has influenced what I now do.

Photo by Deftly Daft Productions

Detail view of my carving and piercing technique. Many viewers think that I use wormy wood for this series, but I start with solid wood as a blank canvas.

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