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Most who have any connection with me and my studio are well aware of the remarkable story behind this behemoth log pictured above that was obtained for the Jeremy & Debby Allen commissions, "Frontier" and "Threshold" 2003 thru 2006.  This 22,000 lb log was from a 325+ year old English Brown Oak that grew and died on the Duke of Northumberland's Estate near his ancestral seat, Alnwick Castle in England.  The cause of the tree's death was a lifelong struggle with a beefsteak mushroom infestation that spanned centuries.  The valiant way this tree fought to survive the last 200 years of its long life is stunningly apparent in its amazing burl figure.  The work depicted below was created from the last remains of this historic and extraordinary tree whose final gesture was to provide the raw materials for its rebirth through this powerful new creation.   

Pictured below is some of our work that made up, we feel, a real show stopping booth at our exhibition at the 2014 Labor Day Weekend 
Long's Park Arts and Crafts Festival   

Below are some of our small slab coffee & accessory tables in inventory for the Labor Day Show. Click on the photos to enlarge.  

          

 

Prices for Alnwick Castle English Brown Oak Burl Slab Tables = $2500 to $3850  

This final full slab from the English Burl tree I have named "Resurrection".   Bringing this last portion of the tree back to life has taken 8+ months of very intensive care and surgery by myself, Jeffry, and my two journeymen,  Robert Spiece and Eoin O'Neill (an Englishmen himself)     

Pictured below is a representation of the work that went into the show stopping center piece to be exhibited at The Long's Park Arts and Crafts Festival held on Labor Day Weekend Friday August 31 thru Monday September 3, 2012. 

Click on any thumbnail image below to enlarge:  

August / September 2008

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October 2008

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November 2008

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December 2008

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January 2009 (move to 6 day work week to finish by show time)  

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February 2009  

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March 2009

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Please Join us at the 2012 Long's Park Arts and Crafts Festival 
Friday August 31 thru Monday September 3, 2012 and see "Resurrection" 
and many other new pieces.  

For Complete Show Information See:   
http://longspark.org/art.html

 

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