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The Spiraling Vortex

Mixed-Media Vessel

Created by Toni Best
The "Spiraling Vortex" is a large African gourd dyed with leather dyes. The natural southern pine needles are coiled with artificial sinew into holes drilled into the gourd. The undulations and movement of the coiling are created through the pliability of the pine needles. Floating coils leave gaps between the rows and add depth to the piece. Finished with an acrylic spray.