Rick Crawford

Shell Fragment Series #2

11"H x 7.5"W x 1.75"D. Ambrosia maple, turned, carved, textured, pierced. Stand is merante, paint, brass rod. This is a further exploration into the textural inspirations that I'm deriving from my beachcombing findings. This particular piece is from a fragment of a hard clam, commonly found on beaches in northeast Florida. I held off on making this piece until returning from Hartford, because I wanted input on the first one which I had in the IG. I'm especially grateful to Marilyn Campbell, who gave me an indepth criticism of that piece, and also to Ed Kelle, who gave me the knowledge needed to bring out what I saw in this piece. This piece may or may not be finished. I'm thinking of bleaching the maple, also leaning towards a slightly bigger stand. As such, I would greatly appreciate all comments and criticisms.

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Shell Fragment Series #2
Rick Crawford, Jul 25, 2010
    • KurtB
      Exquisite!


      Turning of the Week, 08-02-10
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    • Rick Crawford
      Kurt, thank you very much for this honor!

      Smiles and laughter,
      Rick
    • Andy DiPietro
      Congrats and Nice texturing!

      Andy
    • Rick Crawford
      Thanks Andy!
      Smiles,
      Rick
    • Bernie Hrytzak
      Rick, Congrats on Turning of the week.
      Nice meeting you in Hartford.

      Bernie
    • Rick Crawford
      Hi Bernie, thanks for the congrats. It was great meeting you in Hartford, too!
    • Woodscaper
      fantastic piece, love the sculpture and the texture
    • Rick Crawford
      Thanks John! Gotta love Mother Nature for inspiration!

      Smiles,
      Rick
    • Carol K
      Rick - You've mastered the art of duplicating the form of Mother Nature. I thought I was taking a walk on my Florida Beach. Out standing work!

      I vote for the larger base also. I feel it would only add to the over all look and feel of your art piece. Thank you for posting!
    • Rick Crawford
      Hi Carol, and thanks for your comment and input on the stand. I did make a bigger stand for it, and everyone that has seen it so far like it better. I'm in Ormond Beach, where are you located in Florida?

      Smiles,
      Rick
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