Water. Wave. Wood.
I tend to pick up objects on trips and later incorporate them into my artwork. Such is the case with this base. It is burled wood from the Salt River from a long ago whitewater rafting trip. The torso takes the form of a waves, reminding me of spring run-offs with murky silver and grey highlights, just like the river on an overcast day. River rocks are part of life on the river, so they had to be part of this piece too! The torso is held up by a paddle shaft, which was broken while rafting Cache la Poudre River in Colorado.
©2014 Jodie Atherton
Ceramics, broken paddle, drift wood, rocks
8 x 5 x 12 inches