Before and after

I am always interested when I see a piece of art to know what it looked like before it was shaped and refined.  Yesterday I went to a sculpture garden with my family and saw some welded steel that had very rough edges and couldn’t help but wonder what it had been cut from and how much planning on gone into the final form.  With wood it is often the same thing.  Sure you can see a beautiful serving bowl or decorative dish but what did the artist start with?  I had received several very nice pieces of wood and was very surprised when I started cutting into it what it looked like on the inside.  I have several examples of what a chunk of wood can result in and will be adding additional examples as I come across them.