Sun, Clouds And Maple Burl

This piece is part of a series that I created for Fall 2011. The sizes are larger, the pieces are a bit more colorful and most importantly, where appropriate, I am including inspirational phrases and quotations. This helps the pieces to have more of a presence and be a more inspirational part of your life. We all need constant reminders!

The wood for this piece was cut from a burl of Big Leaf Western Maple. It has beautiful figuring and subtle colorings and shading that make it a work of art unto itself. I long pondered how best to accent the natural shape and colors. The shape of the wood itself suggested a cloud, hence the sun and cloud design. It was cut with a CNC router and then hand painted with colors that suggest the colors of nature.

The piece is mounted on a slab of dark sandstone with beautiful red and brown highlights. It is a good complement to the natural tones of the maple, and serve to highlight and contrast the colors of the sun and clouds.

Dimensions: 23.5 x 14 (w x h)
Weight 13 lbs

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