Breezy Hill Turning

Turned Wood Art by Michael Foster

Diatoms
NeptunesTribute-4-120413

Neptune's Tribute
A bowl inspired by the frustule of a diatom with an octopus as a pedestal.
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NeptunesTribute-8-120413

Neptune's Tribute
Bowl-Ash, aniline dye, 7”D x 2.25”H, Pedestal-ash, aniline dye, 5.75”H

DiatomaceousEarth-16-120103

Diatomaceous Earth
The form of the globe is based on the frustule of the Stephanopyxis diatom, which was a no brainer shoe in for the latitude and longitude lines man uses to map the Earth.
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DiatomaceousEarth-9-120102

Diatomaceous Earth
Globe-cherry, Lacquer, 4.5” D; Tree-desert ironwood, 12”x9”x6”

DiatomicBox-20-111217

Diatomic box
All of the pierced elements are based on real diatom frustules, but are a combination of several to make the piece more interesting.
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DiatomicBox-9-111217

Diatomic box
Swiss pear wood, 2 7/8”H x 2 1/4’”D, tung oil/varnish mix.

DiatomIV-16-120101

Diatom IV
Based on Triceratium sp diatoms.
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DiatomIV-18-120101

Diatom IV
Box Elder, aniline dyes, acrylics, Krylon, 6.5” D x 2.25”H

DiatomIII-9-110825

Diatom III
A diatom box based on the diatom skeletonema punctuatum.
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DiatomIII-20-110825

Diatom III
Maple, Acrylics and Fixatiff, 4.5” D x 6”H

DiatomII-2-110526

Diatom II
Based on the Stephanopyxis turris diatom. This diatom’s skeleton (frustule) is laid in a hexagonal pattern, but has 10 pentagons mixed in the pattern that allows the whole pattern to become a sphere.
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DiatomII-4-110526

Diatom II
A pic showing both halves of the box. Black Agate wood, 4” D

DiatomI-1-110426

Diatom I
Based on a sacnning electron micrograph of a Coscinodiscus diatom.
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DiatomI-7-110427

Diatom I
German Hornbeam, acrylics, 5.5”D x 1.5”H

Diatoms