Breezy Hill Turning

Turned Wood Art by Michael Foster


<p style="text-align:center;">Radiolarian II<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; ">A small turning. Weighs in at 10 grams. Just for comparison, a 50 cent piece weighs 11.5 grams. Pretty literal interpretation of an actual radiolarian skeleton.</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Radiolarian II<br />A bit of shadow play with this picture<br /><span style="font:12px &#39;Lucida Grande&#39;, LucidaGrande, Verdana, sans-serif; ">Box elder burl,  4.75" D x 3.5" H,  Bleach, Fixatiff</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Nekptune&rsquo;s Tribute<br />A bowl inspired by the frustule of a diatom with an octopus as a pedestal.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Neptune&rsquo;s Tribute<br />Bowl-Ash, aniline dye, 7&rdquo;D x 2.25&rdquo;H<br />Pedestal-ash, aniline dye, 5.75&rdquo;H</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatomaceous Earth<br />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.  The combination of the tree and the diatom were meant to represent the intricate balance of life on earth. </p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatomaceous Earth<br />Globe-cherry, Lacquer, 4.5&rdquo; D;   Tree-desert ironwood, 12&rdquo;x9&rdquo;x6&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatomic Box<br />All of the pierced elements are based on real diatom frustules, but are a combination of several to make the piece more interesting.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatomic Box<br />Swiss pear wood, 2 7/8&rdquo;H x 2 1/4&rsquo;&rdquo;D, tung oil/varnish mix.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom IV<br /><span style="font:12px Times-Roman; ">Based on Triceratium sp diatoms.</span></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom IV<br />Box Elder, aniline dyes, acrylics, Krylon, 6.5&rdquo; D x 2.25&rdquo;H</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom III<br />A diatom box based on the diatom skeletonema punctuatum.<br /></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom III<br />Maple, Acrylics and Fixatiff, 4.5&rdquo; D x 6&rdquo;H<br /></p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom II<br />Based on the Stephanopyxis turris diatom.  This diatom&rsquo;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.  Buckminster Fuller used this pattern to create domes.</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom II<br />A pic showing both halves of the box.<br />Black Agate wood, 4&rdquo; D</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom 1<br />Based on a sacnning electron micrograph of a Coscinodiscus diatom.<br />German Hornbeam, acrylics, 5.5&rdquo;D x 1.5&rdquo;H</p> <p style="text-align:center;">Diatom 1<br />Detail of the piercing.</p>
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