Locust Branch Bowl
This bowl is made from a trimmed tree growing at a residence on the edge of Winthrop. I often like to incorporate little clues about the origin of a piece, and this bowl playfully gives more than clues as the form of the bowl is ensconced in the surrounding branch. The bowl rests at the division of two branches and they separated from the tree trunk. The butt ends of the log still hold chainsaw marks, and bark lines the edges on the sides of the trunk. Boring insects added some character to the white sapwood with an intricate interweaving of tunnels. A marvelous piece that speaks to the creativity of woodturning and tips a hat to the infinite beauty of the natural world.
11-1/4" x 8-1/2" x 1-3/4"