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"Poseidon' Handcarved Plywood Relief

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"Poseidon' Handcarved Plywood Relief

450.00

Wild wood. Mythic magic.

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Handcarved from 3/4" ply, stained and sealed by John T. Jones in San Luis Obispo, California. Using the already-present layers of contrasting colors in the plywood, John carves each piece down layer by layer to create a 3-dimensional relief. Made from this unexpected, unassuming construction material, ‘Poseidon' depicts the Greek god of the sea with his iconic trident, astride a seahorse, and nestled in a stylized scallop shell framed by ocean waves above and a starfish and moray eels below. One-of-a-kind. Signed by the artist on the back. 22 & 1/2" tall by 5 & 3/4" wide by 3/4" deep.

Unframed and sealed, the layers are visible on the sides of the piece and contribute to the appreciation of the artist's technique.

John T. Jones grew up in the Monterey area and says of his art, "I am a creator and embellisher of preexisting works, provided by an amazing universe. Like everyone else, I actively collaborate with the cosmos in every job, every day." The Big Sur Garden Gallery always has a selection of John's work, not all of which is available online. Please email curious@bigsurgardengallery.com if you would like photos of entire current stock or are interested in commissioning something specific and we will be happy to work with you!