Heavily inspired by the Alice Cooper song of the same name and it’s dark references this hollow form was completely textured, carved and dyed (or is that died? :)) black. A ring of sharp “teeth” circle the vessel’s opening creating a ‘trap’ for nightmares, bumps in the night and the occasional woodturner’s finger (woodturners have a nasty habit of sticking their fingers in another turners work to check out the workmanship :)). A friend of ours once commented that it looks like a black poppy and when viewed from the top it certainly does! Indeed! This added another layer to the concept of this piece. 🙂
The piece is made of Maple and is approximately 12″ in diameter and 3″ tall.
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