Huon pine bark rings

Hand carved huon pine and sterling silver limb 'bark' rings. 2009 

These pieces form a continuation of my exploration into the bodily likeness of the Native Salmon Gum (Eucalyptus Salmonophloia) and the wrinkles and curves of the human body. The simulation and suggestion of human like traits (skin folds, smooth texture, tone) within the branches of the tree were the inspiration for these objects. The sections of huon pine were hand carved (from slavaged shelving) and carefully fitted to the silver bands. 




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