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Banksia Cube


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The banksia trees in Australia produce a nut about the size of a mango. The nut, or seed pod, has a very interesting grain that serves well for woodworking.

Each of my Hollow Cube Sculptures uses pieces cut from the same burl. The resin cast sides are about 3/8" thick, leaving the center hollow with the bulbous burl form entering the interior space.

The translucent material is polyurethane resin (dyed blue) and mica-powder for an iridescent effect.  The principal exercised here is that a minimalist exterior contrasts the visible chaotic interior, while that interior is actually the tree's original outer form. Geometry and randomness are opposing truths blended here. 

The cubes measure about 6" along the flats, but stands 10" tall. The base is an Australian Red Mallee burl with a geometric pocket for stable placement. 


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