This is a wonderful piece. I started with an absolutely pure white, Quartz crystal lined geode, from West Sahara. I’ve used a glass lens on the front of the piece to magnify its content, and LED lights produce a “crystal clear” view of the interior.
The growling noise this Polar Bear, by Royal Darwin, is hearing isn’t coming from his throat, it’s coming from his belly. He’s hungry, so he patiently waits for his meal to pop up for a breath of air through a breathing hole in the ice.
I’ve shown this piece with the LED lights off, as in the first picture, and with them on in the others. The base is of a hand cut and finished slice of a hardwood called Corymbia Opaca, (Bloodwood) from Australia. The bottom is felted to protect furniture.
Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 10 (w x d x h) Base: Hardwood Weight: 20 lbs. Electric: 120 VAC to 3.5 VDC LED lights Cost: $ 1080. Year Completed: 2019