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Medium:Avocado wood on Parota and Bocate base
Dimensions:24H x 10W x 10D
Edition Number:305

This is a piece of Avocado wood found in a Fallbrook, CA, Avocado orchard that is owned by a fellow sculptor. She allows me to explore her property looking for possible wood that I can finish into a abstract form.  This piece of wood was almost lost to deterioration, but I was able to add a couple of dowels to help give it stability.  The piece was burned to bring out a contrast of black to the finely finished wood of the rest of the wood.

I added three black wood balls that fit into a type of trench in the bottom of the wood.  It causes the eye to start to flow through the piece.  A piece of Bocate wood, a naturally black wood, was used to raise the main piece above the Parota base. 

I like to use raw wood in a contrast to the finely finished Avocado.  I have been asked what my favorite wood is, and I find Avocado to be the most attractive of the woods I work with.  The grain structure, and the golden color of the wood, always amazes me. 

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