This dramatic, turned piece is distinguished by the fossil-like characteristics added by the artist through hand-finished detailing. The simplicity of its mounting and hand-rubbed, sepia-silvered frame show off the sculpture’s beautiful dimensionality and the amazing ways the burl’s natural grain and shapes were optimized in this design.
Dave Barkby specializes in the complex, large-diameter designs that other artists tend to veer away from, each of his pieces one-of-a-kind. Dave’s life-long passion with woodworking started with traditional carpentry then transitioned into woodturning, where he consistently takes the art to a higher level. He was awarded Juried Member in Woodturning status by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and his work has appeared in galleries and shows across the U.S. and Europe.