Simon Capelen | Isle of Man

Phoenix Rising

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Phoenix Rising.

Material; Laburnum.

98cm. x 35cm.

This rather ungainly piece of laburnum came my way, giving me another challenge. After much deliberation, I attacked it with a chainsaw, making deep cuts to show the colour of the heartwood.
Thereafter, it took on a life of its own, and I just had to follow the shapes that the timber "dictated". To deepen the appearance of the cuts, I scorched the inside.