I like to get some of my inpirations from music. This piece is based on Ludwig Beethoven's classical piece Symphony 9 (also called Ode de joy)
This segmented bowl consists of 47 pieces of wood laminated in rings and then turned on my wood lathe. It starts with a Bloodwood base and is layered with rings of Cherry and Tigerwood topped with a ring of Purpleheart. In is then finished with several coats of high gloss tung oil. The piece then goes through a three step buffing process and topped with wax for a super smooth finish.
The Tigerwood grain pattern makes a beautiful pattern across the top.
8 1/2" in diameter