Artist: Craig Mason
Title:Lychee Hollow Form With Collar And Finial
Material: Lychee wood, 24K (.999 fine) gold foil
Size: 17 1/2" tall x 7 3/4" wide
All parts of this stunning piece were turned and hand-carved from the same piec of stump. Dr. Mason hollowed out the finial and created a burned, textured surfase insice, which holds a gold Makau (Hawaiian hook). The Makau is gilded with 24K (.999 fine) gold foil. The tree grew in Kaneohe and was removed for a construction project.
Dr. Mason has been working with wood for more than 32 years, and uses only reclaimed wood...he never purchases wood or cuts down trees.