The richness of the colours of this piece stems from the multiple shades of purple, blue and turquoise, applied in layers to give depth and strength.






This one, consisting of three pieces, was originally one tree falling apart when sawn, quite high above ground.
The starting point for painting it was the heart-like shape created by a knot in the wood.







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