I really appreciate everyone's comments on the first Birdseye and since I am allowed up to 6 entries to the local Art Exhibition this June, I am once again asking for everyone’s critique and/or comments. Taking the vast majority of comments of the first version into consideration, this second one is different; overall darker in color, a different center of balance and is slightly taller than the first piece.
The hollow form is out of curly birdseye maple (endgrain) and is 4 ˝” diameter x 2 7/8” high. It was stained with Watco Light Walnut Danish Oil to really make the birdseye pop. The pedestal and finial are out of cherry and have been stained with Varathane ‘Espresso’ Wood Stain to dramatically darken the grain. Everything has been sanded to 400 grit and at this time has no other finishes applied. The height of the piece with finial in place is 13”.
Also, I once again ask for name suggestions.
I appreciate your input!
Thanks for looking!