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mfoster

Seedbox

Inspired by the seed pods of the plant Ludwigia alternifolia. It is commonly known as seedbox, square-pod water-primrose and rattlebox among others. The real life version is about 1/4" in size and it does have a hole in the top and the seeds will rattle around in the box. The pods will get water borne and float around scattering seeds as it goes. 

The pods were all turned on 5 axes, hollowed on one of them. I then carved the result to final form. The base is a piece of maple burl that looked to be perfect as a simulation of ground. The stem was a fun and different project for me. I used 1/8 brass rod and bent it to look natural then soldered all the branches on. The whole stem was then covered in epoxy putty that was then carved to look close to original stems. An interesting project altogether.

Maple, Maple burl, Brass Rod, solder, epoxy, acrylics, Krylon matted to knock down the gloss of the acrylic.
14"h x 8" x 8"

Seedbox
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    mfoster
    Date:
    Nov 15, 2020
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