"Baby Needs New Shoes" by David Nittmann

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 Baby Needs New Shoes  by David Nittmann
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
David Nittmann, Colorado, United States
Baby Needs New Shoes
Hard maple, quartz, paela
8" x 8" x 8" 20.3cm x 20.3cm x 20.3cm

Note on images: although multiples are shown in some images, this lot consists of one cube and one stand.

Artist statement : “Baby Needs New Shoes”

It was the summer of 71 AD and somewhere in the newly constructed basement of the Colosseum several masons gather in a corner, all crouched on their haunches. A ceremony is about to begin. Incantations abound. One of the toads yells: “snake eyes”, another toad yells: “midnight”, but from the one holding the bones, over the din, comes the incantation that initiates the ceremony. As the shooter rolls the bones, he yells,
“ Baby needs new sandals !~!!!~!”
Who? His child? His wife? His mistress?
This iconic lex-hortation to the god of luck will be heard for centuries.
The form is hard maple with quartz crystal on a stand of Paela, turned, burned then colored with acrylic paint and archival ink. This die is “left-handed” and “loaded”. The pips are circa 1966, “Hippie” style."