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2012

Wood, Gabon Ebony

19 1/2 in x  6 in  x  1  1/16  in.

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Wood, Gabon Ebony

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Wood, Gabon Ebony

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The Axe

2012

Wood, Gabon Ebony

19 1/2 in x  6 in  x  1  1/16  in.

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This Axe was carved from Gabon Ebony. A tree that grows in Africa, known for its strength and high density. Ebony has a long history of use, with carved pieces having been found in ancient Egyptian tombs.

The Axe elevates a common object, and pays homage to both its literal and cultural function. It underlines the significance of this primitive tool in constructing the world we live in today, while signifying the interplay of art and craft that has evolved our civilizations. The natural beauty of the wood is laid bare in this solid yet shapely form—a reminder of our connection to the organic world, even as we continue to find more complex tools to reshape our lives.

 

Pliers

2014

Wood, Gabon Ebony

9  1/2 in. x  3  1/4 in. x  5/8 in.

Saw

2014

Wood, Gabon Ebony

23 in. x 5 in. x 7/8 in.

Scissors

2014

Wood, Gabon Ebony

14 in. x  3  1/4 in. x 7/8 in.

Wrench

2014

Wood, Gabon Ebony

10  7/8 in. x  2  1/2 in. x  1 in.

Hammer

2014

Wood, Gabon Ebony

15 7/8 in. x 6 in. x 1 3/8 in.

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