Australia continued…pink silky

Another beautiful timber I received from club members in Australia was a piece of “pink silky”. It’s grain pattern resembles oak, but once turned has this beautiful pink hue under certain light. To honor this wood I turned a wide mouthed lidded vessel so that the chatoyance effect of color shifts could be seen on the inside. I wood-burned an ancient three rabbit design into the lid. This motif appears in many ancient contexts ranging from a Celtic trinity to a symbol of fertility. It is believed that the symbol migrated west via the Silk Road from the orient.

Author: Marilyn

I'm an artist working primarily in wood. My work has taken a story-telling path over the past two years.