Bases of blackwood with kwila stems turned to about 4mm. Cups of casuarina burr, blackwood and blackwood. Finished with 1. oil and wax. 2. alcohol dyes and polyurethane. 3 carved with green paint and black dye finish. 560mm tall.
Entries - Ornamental
Any item made principally from one or many pieces of wood which may be embellished with other materials. This item may be decorated, coloured, textured or otherwise enhanced. For example, the work may be a carving; a carved, textured, or painted item of woodwork; or a piece of marquetry, intarsia, or scroll saw work.
'The smell of a great sorrow lies overy the land, plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaded sky..' - D Gilmore / Pink Floyd
Maccrocarpa 98mm high, turned, carved, lacquer colour, graphite, ink, finished with lacquer satin clear.
This beautiful Swamp Kauri bud vase showcases the timeless beauty of ancient wood. Its stunning finish is meticulously applied with CD50 oil, accentuating the rich textures and preserving the unique character of this remarkable piece. Size 65 wide x 190 mm tall.
Fantail (Piwakawaka) is carved from Tupelo, an American soft carving timber, and hand painted with acrylic paints. The base is Pencil Cedar and the branch and leaves are made from brass and painted. Total height is 390mm.
Large Arizona Cypress vase. Highly perforated walls following the grain lines, sandblasted to highlight the grain and texture. Finished with Danish oil and beeswax. Stands 250mm(10") x 150mm(6") x 5mm walls.
Handcrafted from ancient Kauri, this features intricate pyrography patterns. With the play of light, glimpses of Kauri's natural beauty flicker through. Enhanced with African gold gilders' paints. 7cm in height and 6.5cm diameter. Finish 30% lacquer.
Made from Kauri sourced in the Dargaville area. The piece has been textured and coloured with acrylic paint. Width across the rim is 220mm.
A tall vase inspired by vases of the Ming Dynasty. The body is sycamore deep carved then finished with limewash and highlighted with copper guilders wax. The base and neck are red beech burl finished with Beall. Dia 200mmx120mm.
Inspired by the deity Hinepūtēhue this is an interpretation of a Māori gourd. Turned from sycamore then hollowed and carved to form the neck. The neck has stylised pyrographic moko kauae and the piece is completed with korowai. Dia 220mmx150mm.
Don't be fooled these are made of various timbers hollowed to 1-2mm, permanent plugs inserted in ends. Finished with Industrial paints: Matt Black, Antique Pewter, Rust, and Granite. They are feather light - all five weigh just 400 gms. Max H 330mm x W52mm
A symbolic relic from our past. Returned to life to highlight faultlines and the fracturing of our nation in recent years. Symbolising that without unity, our true value cannot be reached. Macrocarpa. Handcarved, painted, finished with gilders paste. 420mm wide.
Made from Poplar with pyrography and coloured to resemble "straw". Mahogany veneer lining and head band is finished with Ondina oil. The stand is Jacaranda, with pyrography embellishment both top and base. H 50mm x W 300mm.
The ladies are off centre turned from Purple Heart. The hats are various timbers - turned to 1-2mm thickness to allow them to naturally move. Finished with Pyrography, coloured in acrylic paint and accessorized with ribbons. H 110mm
Hollow form made out of spalted Maple and Purple Heart, embellished with pyrography and finished with Haarlem Oil. The Maple had a hairline crack that was accented with hand cut Purple Heart bow ties. Diameter 170mm, height 130mm