An orb shaped from a fallen Tamarisk / saltcedar tree. The orb was split apart along a natural inclusion to reveal the inner natural grain pattern. A smaller orb, made of carbonized Black Locust burl serves as the key to re-align the halves.
Dimensions: 5.5” Diameter
Laura Yeats is a wood artist and educator based in Galisteo, NM. She relies on the fallen and salvaged trees she gathers regionally to create one of kind utilitarian bowls, sculptural forms and tree prints on paper. Whitening wood is a bleaching process that involves numerous treatments over many days. Blackening wood by burning is instantaneous. Bringing these two methods together has been the focus of her work for the Black and White show.