This wood vase was created from a piece of log that came from the fire line of the Gibralter Ridge Fire south of Eureka, Montana, which had been started by lightning in August 2017. This unique piece of log was turned on the lathe when it was still wet, thus causing the different patterns as it twisted, cracked and made its own way during the drying process, according to the artist. When completed, the vase was finished with a rub done by hand.
The rose and petals, made from metal of 1/8 X 1 1/8 flat stock, a mild steel that was heated in a forge and shaped by continually rounding the stock. The leaves, pieces of scrap steel from other projects, were also shaped using the forge.
The artist, Doug Davies, has been involved working with wood most of his life. He began implementing both steel and wood together in the last 30 years. He is also a Kiwanian.
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