Title:  “The Giving Tree”

Year:  2003

Medium:  Ceramic

Description:  Sculpture

Style:  Contemporary/Abstract

Subject:  Inspired by a shower tree that resembled a human figure and the driven desire to give it immortality. This tree was removed in order to add a turning lane for a road-widening project. It is appropriately titled after the children’s book written by Shel Silverstein.

Overall Dimensions:  32 x 18 x 6 in.

Technique:  High fired stoneware; wheel thrown, hand coiled, extruded and hand built parts, stained with copper carbonate, applied apple tree ash from an orchard in Boston and gas fired in a reduction atmosphere.​

Predominant Colors:  Greens, Browns

Exhibition:  2003 Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce  25th Silver Anniversary “Commitment to Excellence” Juried Exhibition,  Honolulu Museum of Art School

Price:  SOLD