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River Road II – Camphor Hollow Form

River Road II – Camphor Hollow Form | 12″ x 4.25″ x 4.25″ | #451

This piece was made from the crotch section of the tree which is where the tree forks and branches out in different directions. This action causes the tree grain to both compress and grow in different directions. The two dark wood areas of the vessel are the heart wood of the two branches. The wood for this piece came from a tree on River Road in the San Marco area of Jacksonville. The tree was removed by the owner because it had grown so large it endangered their home. I have made several pieces from this tree and I feel very fortunate to have been able to save this wood from the city landfill.

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Nicole Wolff
Gallery Director

"All my bowls and vessels are made from recycled wood. This is wood from a tree that was cut down by a homeowner for safety reasons, by a builder in order to facilitate construction of a new home or was blown down by Mother Nature. This wood would have ended up in the city landfill or someone’s fireplace. Much of my wood I find on the side of the road waiting for the trash pickup.

None of my bowls are perfect because they were made from imperfect wood by imperfect hands however, I make up for their imperfection by adding a little magic to each one. Beyond their beautiful appearance, each of my bowls/vessels has the added benefit of being able to hold your worries and fears. So by placing your worries and fears in your bowl, you are better able to focus on the blessings in life.

I hope you enjoy your bowl as much as I did in making it for you."

- Mark Wood