Granite, basalt. 2012. 25 1/2” high. Private collection.
Flowering is a perfect example of something that doesn’t happen very often – – to find a beautiful granite boulder on a beach that requires almost no carving. I slightly reshaped around the bottom to make it seat well on its base, then shaped and polished a slight irregularity near the top and incised a simple ‘asterisk’ into it to suggest a poppy pod. The base is a broken hexagonal basalt column from the eastern Washington desert, incised with a suggestion of petals. In its home in a Portland, Oregon garden, Flowering rests on a plinth of rusted steel.
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