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Shell Fragment Series #9

Rick Crawford

2011    Size   H: 9 in  W: 8 in  D: 2 in  

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Recycled maple, turned, cut, carved and piereced (not wormy wood). Base is recycled southern yellow pine, cut and carved, paint, brass rod. The inspiration for this piece came from a heavily worn piece of hard shell clam, found at Matanzas Inlet (my favorite local beachcombing site), just below St. Augustine, Florida. I took some artistic license with this form, by abstracting it a little to mimic the custom radiator caps of the 1930's by such makers as Lalique. The base is modeled after the wonderful car fender forms of the late 1920's and early 1930's. My brother is a hot rodder, and I get to ride in his souped-up 1957 Ford Fairlane into the annual Turkey Run hot rod show at the Daytona Motor Speedway...he goes looking for parts for his cars, and I go looking for design inspiration.

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