Buckeye Burl Hollow Form II
Created by Eric Reeves
This hollow form gives a sense of buckeye burl at its best, as if an entire universe of figure had somehow managed to be inscribed on the outside of this hollow form. Buckeye burl is particularly interesting in its figure because as a root burl growing underground, it does not emerge until the wood is brought above ground, where it quickly oxidizes. The figure rapidly becomes stable, although patience is required for the wood to season properly. The other notable feature of this hollow form is the exceedingly small hole from which the artist has managed to extract the interior wood, creating a very light object. It has been sealed, then finished with Danish oil and a beeswax and carnauba combination.