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"Gift from the Rain Forest, 19th View" by Derek bencomo Bencomo

"Gift from the Rain Forest, 19th View"

The only time in my career that I have ever had the opportunity to work a rare Hawaiian Koa wood burl. I have only heard stories of people coming across these burls, only to give up or tossing the piece out because of the nature of these burls coming apart. I had to baby this piece along the whole carving process to be able to come out with a finished work of art. It doesn't get any better then this. 5.5 x 13 x 10 inches

Exhibited at The Hui Noeau Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, 2016