This a slide show showing the process I used to make this piece.
Wood: Swamp Matai
Diameter: 270mm (10 3/4")
Height: 85mm (3 1/2")
The swamp Matai was probably buried in a swamp after the Taupo eruption, which was about 1800 years ago. The wood isn't the best to work because it is very brittle and smells like a swamp.
The piece is a multi axis turned piece and is air brushed with iridescent acrylic paint then lacquered.
I used plaited tussock to finish off the piece.
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