Carole Valentine

After the Impact

8 1/2" x 6" Driftwood and Cherry. Gesso on driftwood and inside of fungi. Spore stalks are cherry with pyrography. Upper one has released it's spore. Bottom two are just emerging. Inspiration: This evolved from several things over a period of time. First I found the piece of driftwood while walking on the farm this Fall. When I picked it up it had several little critters in the crevices that thought they had found a dandy place to winter. I evicted them and took it home. Later on, I watched a program on TV about what would happen if an asteroid hit the earth. They said the only thing that would survive within hundreds of miles of impact would probably be some sort fungal spores. A few days later, I saw the driftwood on the bench, remembered the critters hiding in it, the TV show and the fungi and started fiddling. This is the result - mutated fungi sprouting from crevices in a charred remanent.

After the Impact
Carole Valentine, Jan 22, 2008
    • S. Clark
      I love it!
    • Terry Scott
      I wish someone had left this for me to make the front page ,I said when I spotted this I bet I don't get the chance on Friday ,
      This ha to be one of my favourites
      Cheers
    • Carole Valentine
      Thanks, Terry. I wasn't sure what was going to happen when I first started thinking about this one, but as I moved along with it I started liking it more and more. I'm struggling to find out if I have any tiny bit of creativity somewhere in my soul! LOL
    • Ken Grunke
      POD 03-12-08
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    • Peter Rand
      Carole - very very nice - very inspiring - hope you keep travelling in this sculptural direction - neither round nor brown!!! :)
    • Carole Valentine
      Thanks, Peter! I have all sorts of things tumbling through my head, but with trying to move into a new house and build a new shop, I have almost forgotten what my lathe looks like! Should be moving the shop next week. It's almost finished. I am longing to get back to turning.
    • Woodscaper
      Outstanding piece Carole. I love the creative side that you have, it shows a passion for your work.
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