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Dragonfly Floating


Dragonfly Floating

 

Dragonfly Floating Detail

 

#441 Dragonfly Floating
2009


Dragonfly/Water Lily Bud: Boxwood, Moonstones, Horn
1.9 x 2.3 x 2.0 inches
4.9 x 5.9 x 5.1 cm

Base: Philippine Ebony
6.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
17.3 x 14.2 x 2.0 cm

Little Lily Pads: Boxwood, Moonstones
From 2.0 to 0.5 inches diameter
From 5.1 to 1.3 cm diameter

The extraodinary piece of Philippine Ebony is both black and brown, with a stunning chatoyant ripple in the grain. I could only see gently rippling water when I contemplated what to do with the wood.

The intent for this installation piece is to be a lily pond with floating lily pads that may be moved about and to be a forever changing scene, as lily pads might drift from moment to moment on a real pond's surface.