Monday, January 26, 2015
A symbiotic relationship is one in which two entities are so wrapped up in each other that neither one can function independently. I think this is perfect representation of this situation.
I like things that are bit unusual. I found this cypress root that was exposed when exploring a problem with water pipes caused by roots invading an area. It "spoke" to me, crying out for me to pick it up and take it home. How could I say No to such pleading eyes.
I took it home, cleaned it up, let it dry awhile, then set to sanding it down. When finally satisfied with the end product I then applied several coats of polyurethane. I'm not sure exactly how many coats, but I'm sure it was at least fifteen. The final piece is about 10 inches tall. I still enjoy looking at it all these many years later.
Not everyone enjoys the unusual as much as I do, but that's okay. I respect their opinions, but it doesn't change how I feel about this particular piece.
How do you feel about the unusual? I'd love for you to share your thoughts.