Material and Technique
Boxwood, African Blackwood
5 1/2” H x 2” W x 1 1/4” D
About The Work
In the remains of a decaying apple tree is a small bird's nest. The tree continued to give long after it yielded its last apples. Fungi grew and the bark peeled back to reveal the wood beneath. Carved from boxwood that grew in a West Virginia cemetery. The tiny eye inlay is African Blackwood.
Inspiration comes from the natural world around her rural home. An intimate look at creatures and plants in their environment yields themes with elements of serenity or surprise. Her work points out little things in nature that most of us tend to disregard during our busy lives, and might present a small story which arouses quiet memories in the mind of the viewer.