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Barry Gordon

2012    Size   H: 2.25 in  W: 4.25 in  D: 21 in    Weight: 2 lb

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My arborist neighbor felled a very large red oak. The inside of the tree was hollow but an elongated burl-like growth had formed on the interior surface of the tree's shell. I do not understand the origins of this wood nor did a tree pathologist to whom I sent images. The extremely highly-figured, atypically very dark wood used for this piece was from that growth. On most of my work, I try to eliminate surface undulations caused by the changes in grain direction that produce figured wood, but on this piece the intensity and periodicity of those changes made that impossible.

Photo by Rudy Hellmann
Photo by Rudy Hellmann
Photo by Rudy Hellmann

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