Breathe

Last summer, our family celebrated my wife's retirement and 40+ years of marriage on a river cruise in Europe.  While there, we saw many wonderful pieces of art.  One of them inspired this piece, a sculpture titled, "Breathe."  It was sculpted from a block of 8/4 laminated cherry.  Once the final shape was established, I sanded the piece through eleven grits (60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 220, 400, 800, 1200, 1500, 2000), and finished it with nine coats of tung oil.

Both the sculpture and the base are American cherry.  The base has been ebonized.

Both the sculpture and the base are American cherry.  The base has been ebonized.

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