Posted on December 22, 2008
Completed: December 2008
Availability / Cost: Sold - AUD $700
Dimensions: 55 cm x 20 cm x 5 cm
Finish: Hand rubbed oil | satin gloss
A couple years ago, my friend Pam asked me to make a bowl in Purple Heart for her. I just got it finished. The piece of wood had several knots and imperfections, so I had to make some decisions early about the final outcome of the form. I opted for a very simple shape that had nice fluid lines and presented concentric growth rings. Purple Heart finishes to a beautiful pink/purple colour. There is no other wood on the planet that compares to it. As is common, this particular piece of wood had a subtle figuring through it also.