Onyx, pumice. 1986. 9" high with base. Private collection.
Sometimes, biologists get carried away with the form and function of reproductive organs. Not surprisingly, then, it was a botanist who purchased this piece.
I carved Fruiting Bodies from an enormous piece of rough onyx that I found on the Yalakom River in B.C., and carried on my back through the mud for what seemed like a thousand miles. Sometimes, sculptors get carried away with rocks!