It was taken on Big Beach; that island in the distance is Kahoolawe, a mostly deserted island off the southwest side of Maui. This island was used as a training ground and bombing range by the military, but after decades of protests, the Navy stopped these practices in 1990.
Tai Lake's piece - It's hard to see the forest for the needs - voiced his feelings about our interdependence upon forests.
and out the other comes batches and batches of toothpicks and small logs. And sawdust - lets not forget that.
Jay Warner's piece in Murray River Gum is everything in a piece of furniture that should be. Murray River Gum is in the Eucalyptus family, and is commonly known as a widow-maker tree, likely to drop huge branches on unsuspecting people who happen to be standing in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's Mother Nature's way of tree-trimming, but with deadly results.
This sideboard, entitled "The Gift" was understated and nothing short of spectacular in its simplicity.
Trust me, if life was simple and money not an object, this piece would be sitting in my home right now. I've always felt that a true sign of a successful piece is if another woodworker would want to purchase it. In this case - hell yes.
This piece featured a live edge front, as well as knobs hand turned, with bark still on them.
The wood had a tiger-striped figure, and almost glowed from his treatment to it.