7.5″X17″ Wood & metal leaf
Often called my “Master Piece”, this suspended hollow vessel is heavily inspired buy David J. Marks. I have been fortunate enough to study under David. He is truly a master craftsman, from fine furniture to fine art he has been a valuable resource for me. For this hollow vessel I hand hollowed the form on a wood lathe by hand (with out a captive hollowing tool). The vessel is made out of a laminated block of Cherry burl, Black cherry, and tulip poplar. Once the piece was hollowed and the upper section finish shaped on the outside I used a collar made out of bacote to close the entry hole a bit. Then the vessel was reversed on the lathe and the bottom was rounded on the lathe. Off the lathe the lower section was sealed and painted with japan paints, and gilded with copper, silver, Dutch metal, and gold leafs in a Japanese noaton method. The whole piece was then sealed with 20 coats of lacquer. The stand is solid Gabon Ebony, the ring is segmented and the legs turned.
Available for viewing and purchase @ Da Vinci Artists Gallery