Poseidon’s Crown Wood Sculpture is in my starfish inspired series. As a starfish form it starts as a hollow form which is a style of woodturning where the opening is smaller than the width of the bowl. The title is from Greek Mythology and Poseidon, the King of the Oceans. This Honey Locust Wood is 8 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall. The process involves of turning, carving, sand blasting, bleaching and pyrography which is a form of branding.
Inspiration for Poseidon’s Crown Wood Sculpture is from Greek Mythology and Mother Nature. I discovered a bunch of starfish on the beach. This was one of the lucky days while walking the beach in search of treasures that I made a score with starfish that had wash up on the shore. I gathered them up thinking that I would be able to make something worthwhile. Little did I know that these guys would become inspiration for many wood art projects. Here is the link to another Starfish item. Dancing With The Stars
The process to make this item is to draw starfish onto a thin wood bowl with the starfish tips just touching each other. Then I carve away the negative space leaving the starfish. I continue to carve, sand and refine. The final decoration is Pyrography, a wood branding technique. This makes the texture and fine lines. To learn about Pyrography check this out.
I design and produces all of my art in Montvale, New Jersey, USA. The primary tool that I use is the wood lathe. I am addicted to removing layers of wood and watching the block become the form I am pursuing. Once the form exists I will spend many hours refining the piece. This is a form of meditation where the hours slip away as the object takes on a life of its own.