Mark Wood - Sycamore Hollow Form
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Sycamore Hollow Form

Sycamore Hollow Form “Wired” | 13″ wide x 9″ High | #482

This wood came from a homeowner on the west side of Jacksonville who removed the tree from his yard to avoid it falling on his home. The dark lines in the wood are the result of the natural curing and decaying process of the wood. This is called spalting. We all use trees for proposes of convenience; such as nailing a sign onto them or wrapping a wire around them and creating a clothesline. When we do this and fail to remove the nail or wire the tree will eventually grow over the foreign object and conceal its existence. While turning this piece of wood I discovered a copper wire embedded deep within.

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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