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Rudolph Lopez | Another Life

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Wood Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Rudolph Lopez | Another Life
All items are original, and signed by the artist(s).
Rudolph Lopez
Tampa, Florida

Another Life
Camphor burl
12 x 5 x inches | 30.48 x 12.7 x 0 cm

"This vase began its first life long ago. The wood that was used for this piece came from a Camphor tree in Clearwater Florida that was aged at over a hundred years old. Many years ago the old tree survived a lighting strike which had apparently set a portion of the tree on fire and burned out a large cavity in its side and one of its main limbs. A colony of honey bees made their home in this limb which was nearly four feet in diameter and in a portion of its trunk which was over eight feet in diameter. The tree was locally known as the “Bee Tree Camphor”. The tree became unsafe and needed to be removed. The bees were relocated and over five hundred pounds of honey was removed. Local woodturners were able to salvage the majority of this very unique tree. Probably due to the lightning strike the bee colony and the size of its trunk the tree developed the incredible quilting and burl figure visible in this vase."-Rudy Lopez

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