I had this walnut for many years before finally settling on the right image for it. The idea had to kind of ooze into me by osmosis. One day recently I thought of a white bison, of course! It seems so obvious now but the wood was waiting for me to actually see some white bison in the flesh. After many years of trying, I’m glad I waited and listened to the wood.
I saw the grain in the wood as a wallow where this legendary king of the plains wood take his dust bath. And then after the idea for the piece came, I was actually looking through my archives of photographs and came across pictures of the white bison bull I saw at Royal Gorge, which I had forgotten about! So “Royal Bath” was born.
Original on Walnut
Royal Bath - White Bison
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