Saturday, February 21, 2015
Arizona Indigenous - New Turned Wood
Yesterday I went to see an exhibit at the Desert Botanical garden of turned wood objects all made from wood native to Arizona. I think the above piece was my favorite of all the pieces I saw. It and the two to the left are made of saguaro cactus ribs. It's formed by a technique developed by the artists Philip and Matt Moulthrop. The pieces of the cactus are formed together in sections that are adhered together with poured epoxy. Once the epoxy is dry, the piece is turned in the traditional woodturning manner.
The piece above is made from palo verde wood. I really liked the patterns in the wood piece.