Cook Pine sculpture Wai Wai with 22K Gold Leaf by Tom CalhounTOMC32050C
Maui craftsman Tom Calhoun is noted for his fusion of Art Nouveau elegance with the simplicity of the Zen aesthetic into what he calls “Pacific Nouveau.” Tom is inspired by the churning tides of the Pacific, the majestic Hawaiian mountain ridges, and all the inherent beauty in Hawaii. Tom starts by personally milling sustainable Hawaii trees. Then, the design element begins. Tom produces pages of sketches to refine an initial inspiration.
Calhoun’s work has appeared in the juried exhibits of Art Maui, as well as the Young Presidents Organization art show and Lama Ho’iki’s Ho’okahua exhibit. His work has been recognized with six top awards in seven years of entries in the “Woods of Hawaii” show.
Waiwai is just asking about values. It actually started as a stoutly shaped Series Nexus tree, but the consistent redline at the sapwood/heartwood line is so rare to see, that I couldn't bring myself to cut it up. The redline usually is very inconsistent to nonexistant. So the shape of a water goblet decorated with real gold leaf is meant to be viewed as a reminder that water is at least as precious as gold.
- Approx. 16"D X 24"H
- Cook Pine
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