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"Millerighe" Cypress Vessel

About the Item

This massive hollow vessel has been turned from a 180 years old cypress. A landslide caused by floods brought it to its demise in 2014. The massiveness of the tree and the location discouraged its removal for nearly 3 years. Even so, rot would not occur, the sun would not crack through the fibres, neither a chainsaw would sever through it for the sand embedded and stones inclusions. Imposing myself would have stretched the distance between the medium and me, I rather looked for a dialog with its uniqueness. Upon roughing a graceful silhouette on a wood lathe, the exterior was textured, scorched by fire, washed with iron oxides and sealed with shellac to resemble a massive iron receptacle exposed to the elements. The interior has maintained the original wood grain as a statement of the resilience of the tree.
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    Height: 30 in (76.2 cm)Diameter: 20 in (50.8 cm)
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    Arts and Crafts (In the Style Of)
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  • Seller Location:
    Tricesimo, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4720217351502
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